CXO Media’s Lew McCreary and Scott Berinato Win Prestigious Awards for Editorial Excellence Awards to be Conferred at 51st Jesse H. Neal Awards Luncheon in New York, March 16th

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 14, 2005 – CXO Media's Lew McCreary and Scott Berinato win prestigious awards for editorial excellence.

WHAT: CXO Media's Editorial Director Lew McCreary and Senior Editor

Scott Berinato are to be recognized for editorial excellence at

the 51st Jesse H. Neal Awards Luncheon in New York City.

McCreary, also editor in chief of CXO Media's CSO magazine, is

this year's recipient of the American Business Media Crain Award

for outstanding contributions to the development of editorial

excellence in the business press. Berinato is the recipient of

The McAllister Editorial Fellowship to promote the study of

business-to-business media and will teach for one week at his

alma mater, Northwestern University's Medill School of

Journalism. McCreary and Berinato are to accept their honors and

give remarks at the Neal Awards ceremony March 16, 2005.

WHERE: 51st Jesse H. Neal Awards Luncheon, Waldorf-Astoria – Grand

Ballroom, New York, NY 10022

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

WHO: Lew McCreary is editorial director of CXO Media Inc., a division

of IDG that caters to the information needs of corporate

executives. A 17-year veteran of this company, McCreary has

launched a number of pioneering publications, including the

company's flagship title CIO magazine in 1987; CSO, a resource

devoted to chief security officers in 2002; and most recently CMO

magazine, a monthly strategic resource for chief marketing

executives. All of the first four magazines McCreary has

launched since joining CXO Media in 1987 (CIO, WebMaster, Darwin

and CSO) have won numerous editorial and design awards; and all

established themselves as leading resources in their respective

niches.

Scott Berinato, Senior Editor of CIO and CSO magazines, brings

nine years of journalism experience to CXO Media, where he covers

the information security industry, best practices and overall

security and privacy trends for two of the company's publications

as well as online in his monthly column, Alarmed. He is the

recipient of some of the industry's most prestigious editorial

awards, including four Jesse H. Neal awards (i.e., three for Best

Single Article and the Grand Neal award for his CIO article All

Systems Down). He also received national acclaim from the

American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for four

articles, The Meter is Running, The ROI of Security, The Secret

to Software Success, and What Went Wrong at Cisco? In 2004,

Berinato was named one of min magazine's 21 Most Intriguing

People in Media.

NOTE TO

EDITOR: McCreary and Berinato are available for interview prior to the

awards ceremony on Monday (3/14) and Tuesday (3/15). Please