Computerworld Earns Seven National Awards for Editorial and Design Excellence

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 25, 2001 – Excellence in editorial coverage and design earned IDG’s Computerworld seven national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the publication announced today. Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, was honored for its cover designs, online news, opinion columnists and in-depth coverage across a broad range of topics, including Microsoft’s antitrust trial, IT careers and emerging companies.


Earlier this month, Computerworld received 10 awards from ASBPE’s Eastern regional division, bringing the publication’s total to 17 awards this year from the ASBPE.

For 23 years, ASBPE’s annual awards competition has recognized the hard work and commitment to excellence by business, trade, professional and association publication editors and editorial designers. As an editors-only organization, the ASBPE provides true peer-to-peer recognition, an acknowledgement from colleagues that the work is the best in the profession. The ASBPE received a record number of entries for this year’s National awards.

"The staff of Computerworld prides itself on consistently providing IT professionals with quality online and print coverage and analysis of issues pertinent to their experience," said Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "Receiving national recognition from ASBPE is a tremendous honor, given the expanded scope and caliber of the competition at this level. These awards bear witness to Computerworld’s ability to insightfully convey its thorough knowledge and understanding of the challenges affecting the IT community."

National awards were conferred upon recipients at a banquet held during ASBPE’s Annual Editorial, Design, and Web conference on June 21 in Boston, Mass. Computerworld received the following awards:


Category: Original Web News Section:, Computerworld staff.

Category: Graphics, Front Cover, News Tabloid: "The Great Divide [Microsoft antitrust]," Mitchell Hayes, June 12.

Category: Best Column: Contributed Joe Auer, "A Strategy for the Right Service Levels," October 2; "Who Gets the Risk? Who Ducks it?," June 26.

Category: Regular Column: Bricks & Clicks by Kevin Fogarty, "The Banality of Failure," July 10; "E-retailing Still Stinks," October 9.


Category: Feature Series: "100 Best Places to Work in IT," June 5, 12, 19, 26 David Weldon, Kim Nash, Kathleen Melymuka, Matt Hamblen, Lee Copeland, Erik Sherman, Joanie Wexler, and Christine Willard.


Category: Special Supplement: "Emerging Companies 2001," November 13 Editors: Ellen Fanning, Robert Mitchell, and Melissa Solomon; Writers: Pimm Fox, Julia King, Mark Hall, Kathleen Melymuka, Russell Kay, Deborah Radcliff, Frank Hayes, and Steve Alexander.

Category: Government Coverage: "Microsoft Sets Stage for Appeal," June 5; "The Great Divide [Microsoft antitrust]," June 12 Mitch Betts, Patrick Thobodeau, Dominique Deckmyn and the Computerworld staff.

Based on 34 years of industry-respected editorial and news analysis, Computerworld delivers, in print and online, information for managing the problems and issues IT professionals face daily. With real time peer-to-peer executive forums such as Executive Suite ( and market-driven editorial such as ROI magazine, Computerworld offers sound technology advice and guidance for today’s challenging business environment.

About Computerworld

Based in Framingham, Mass., Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company’s flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper. With a circulation of 250,000, Computerworld has a total audience of 935,200, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.7.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available at

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted Web sites in 70 countries.

IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at

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