UPDATE: PC World Editor Resigns
Harry McCracken, who once clashed with CEO over ethics, to launch own tech site.
Harry McCrackenâ€”the award-winning editor of PC World who clashed with its CEO over ethicsâ€”has resigned. According to a post on his blog
, McCracken is stepping down to launch his own technology Web site.
Details about the launch were not immediately clear. McCracken declined to comment. His last day is June 2.
â€śI could happily do this job foreverâ€”but new challenges are good, too,â€ť McCracken wrote in the post.
McCracken resigned as editor-in-chief in April 2007 over a dispute about an opinion piece that then-PC World CEO Colin Crawford killed over advertising concerns. McCrackenâ€™s resignation generated a flurry of news stories and sparked a number of outraged readers to post negative comments online and to cancel their subscriptions. A little more than a week later the standoff was resolved and he rejoined the magazine in his former capacity.
IDGâ€™s PC World has been critically recognized with more than 60 awards since McCracken took the post of vice president and editor-in-chief in March 2004. Some of those honors include numerous American Business Mediaâ€™s Jesse H. Neal editorial awards and FOLIO:â€™s annual Eddie awards. He also received ABMâ€™s 2008 Timothy White award for upholding editorial standards and integrity.
McCracken was named to the 2008 FOLIO: 40 as one of the â€śindustry influencers.â€ť
â€śYou can take the editor out of PC World," McCracken wrote. "It's harder to take the PC World out of the editor."