IDG Communications Media Brands Receive 42 Editorial and Design Awards in National Competition ; ASBPE Recognizes CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, Macworld, PC World, and Network World

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 14, 2008 – The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored IDG Communications, based in Framingham, with 42 gold, silver, and bronze Azbee awards at ASBPE’s national conference last month. Computerworld.com received Web site of the Year recognition and Network World was named MultiPlatform Presentation winner.

The judges wrote that computerworld.com’s overall digital orientation is apparent and they cited its “clean look that does a great job of organizing a huge amount of material,” adding, “articles are top-notch.” For the MultiPlatform award, Network World was recognized for its 2007 Salary Survey that included print and online information that the judges found was “extremely useful…a reader can use the print article for basic info, and then go online to analyze numbers. The online salary calculator is especially nice interactive value. With a live online chat with a recruiter, the value grows exponentially.”

IDG brands won all three awards in special anniversary categories created to celebrate 30 years of Azbee awards. CIO and CSO took home the honors as the top magazines since 2000 and cio.com was chosen as the top Web site since 2002.

The national competition includes business-to-business, trade, association, and professional magazines as well as Web sites and newsletters.

Among the 19 gold honorees are the following:

CIO:

News Analysis/Investigation-“Total Recall”

Special Section-“Special Report: Cybercrime”

Computerworld:

Government coverage-June 11-25, 2007

Front covers-April 16, April 2 (silver), June 18 (bronze)

Original Web Feature- “In Depth: Apple’s Leopard Leaps to New Heights”

CSO:

Individual/Organization Profile-“Mr. Safety”

Technical Article- “Inside the Global Hacking Service Economy”

Macworld:

August 2007 issue Contents Page or Pages

PC World:

How-to-Article-“How to Survive the Worst PC Disasters”

Product Section/Department-“Reviews and Rankings”

Network World:

Special Supplement-“Everything That Matters”

InfoWorld won a silver award for “Top 10 Underreported Technology Stories of 2007.”

“It is very gratifying that IDG Communications is among the leaders of all media companies in earning recognition for the quality of its editorial and design,” said Bob Carrigan, CEO, IDG Communications. “The ASBPE judges also noted the accomplishments of computerworld.com and Network World for their integration of print and online content. It is independent validation of the transformation of IDG to a multimedia information provider.”

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld/TecWorld/TecChannel, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. 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 Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions.

IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 1,000 IDC analysts in more than 110 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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