Meredith's Editorial Director, Mike LaFavore, Quits Post

What You Should Have Read, June 19, 2008

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Meredith's Editorial Director, Mike LaFavore, Quits Post

Mediaweek reports publishing vet Mike LaFavore is quitting as editorial director of Meredith Corp.'s magazines, a newly created position that he assumed in October 2005. LaFavore, the founding editor of Men's Health and former editor of TV Guide, said he told Meredith Publishing Group president Jack Griffin a month ago of his plans to quit and agreed to wait until the end of the quarter that ends June 30. As editorial director, LaFavore led strategies on newsstand covers, brought in editors including More's Lesley Jane Seymour, and worked on the company's interactive operations. More recently, he was involved in identifying the 120 filled and unfilled positions that the company said it would eliminate across its publishing operations. "I'm not having as much fun as I'd liked," he said. LaFavore said he plans to go back into editorial consulting, which he had been doing for the year prior to joining Meredith. He also hopes to work for presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign.
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