Four IDG Media Brands Win Neal Editorial Awards

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 30, 2007 – International Data Group (IDG), the leading technology media company, last week earned five Neal Awards at the annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in New York. Computerworld, CIO, and Macworld each received one Neal award while CSO took home two honors.

Computerworld Vice President and Editor-in-chief Don Tennant was honored with the Timothy White Award that recognizes an editor whose work displays courage, integrity, and passion. Tennant is the second Computerworld editor to be so honored since the award was established in 2004.

CSO magazine, the publication for chief security officers, received Neal Awards for Best How-to Article or Subject Related Series of How-to Articles on ways to help readers improve their own security programs (December 2005) and Best Single Theme or Special issue of a Magazine for "The Dream Jobs" (June 2006). CSO was also one of four finalists for the Grand Neal for its How-to Issue. CSO's sister publication, CIO magazine, received a Neal Award for Best News Coverage for its article "IT versus Terror" (August 1, 2006).

The Best Staff-written Editorial or Opinion Column honor went to Computerworld for "Frankly Speaking" by Frank Hayes. Macworld earned a Neal for Best Online Article for a five-part series titled "A maximum look at a mini Mac."

"It is quite an honor to receive five Neal Awards, which tied us with McGraw-Hill Companies for the most by any media company," said Bob Carrigan, president, IDG Communications. Carrigan, who served as president & CEO of Computerworld, said the "Timothy White Award recognizes in Don the superior editorial and leadership skills that I saw during my tenure at Computerworld."

Since 1971, IDG has won more than 50 Neal Awards, including four Grand Neals, presented by American Business Media. IDG has more Neal awards than any other technology media company.

About the Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards, which have been called "the Pulitzer Prize of the business media," are the industry's most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. Named after the ABM's first managing director, who remained active in promoting the business press throughout his life, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media publications. Past Neal winners and finalists have tackled controversial topics including corruption, kickbacks, and political conflicts of interest.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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