Ryan Tate is reporting that a Wall Street Journal digital executive has left the paper, reportedly after arguing with Steve Jobs during a corporate retreat this summer.
Tate writes (without named sources) that Jobs was present at the retreat as a guest of News Corp Chair Rupert Murdoch, and the conversation focused on media-built iPad apps. Jobs has been outspoken about his dissatisfaction with some news apps, including the New York Times Editor’s Choice app. According to Tate, Jobs continued this line of thought, describing the Journal’s app as slow and “essentially calling it a clunky reading experience”:
Tate reports that McLeod gave his notice earlier this month, and left the company on Thursday.