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More Conjecture Swirls Around Time Inc.

  • Adweek, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3 PM
Lots more backstage analysis as rumors continue to fly about the tumult at the top at Time Inc. after last week's ouster of CEO Jack Griffin.

New York Post's media reporter Keith Kelly writes that two possible candidates on the short list to take Griffin's place are former Time Inc. staffers: Google's Eileen Naughton and Parade Publications' Jack Haire.

In one long piece in Adweek, Lucia Moses analyzes the correct situation, noting that "Now, Time Inc. is in the hands of three people who represent stability and familiarity but aren't revenue generators. [Editorial head John Huey, along with Chief Financial Officer Howard Averill and General Counsel Maurice Edelson]...What's more, the company has yet to begin to deal with the most obvious fallout of Griffin's firing: He was popular in the advertising community."

In another Adweek piece, Moses writes that "Bill Donohue, the outspoken president of the Catholic League, is warning about a 'chilling effect on religious speech' following press reports that Griffin made people uneasy by referring to his Roman Catholic faith."



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