Jeremy W. Peters at Media Decoder at nytimes.com.
Mr. Griffin, 50, drew an unusual public rebuke from Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the chief executive of Time Inc’s parent company, Time Warner, who said in an e-mail to employees on Thursday evening that the situation had become unworkable.
“Although Jack is an extremely accomplished executive, I concluded that his leadership style and approach did not mesh with Time Inc. and Time Warner,” Mr. Bewkes wrote.
Mr. Griffin’s selection as chief of Time Inc., the world’s largest magazine publisher, surprised many in the industry when the appointment was announced in August. Mr. Griffin had been head of the magazine division at Meredith, the Des Moines-based publisher of magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Ladies’ Home Journal.
He was the first chief executive in Time Inc.’s history to come from outside the company, replacing Ann S. Moore, who had been with Time for 30 years.
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