Ross Miller resigns from post, cites company’s revenue driven focus as one of the reasons.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s controversial ‘AOL Way’ strategy, which forces outlets under the company to focus on revenue driven content, is being receiving strong resistance from one of its popular web properties.
Following Paul Miller’s resignation from his editorial duties, Ross Miller, associate editor at Engadget has also decided to step down, citing the AOL Way as one of the reasons for his departure.
“The AOL Way isn’t the sole reason, but it’s certainly a catalyst, a symptom of concerns I’ve had for a while. I worry about the long-term viability of what I foresee is the future business model. How our brand will be affected and how much control we’ll maintain over it.”
However, Joshua Topolsky, chief editor at Engadget, has clarified that the tech site is not subject to the AOL Way, and the resignation of two of the site’s editors is purely based on philosophical reasons. This was also confirmed by Ross Miller on his blog following an update inclusion.
AOL or Engadget has yet to produce an official statement.