IDG Editors Win Eight Neal Awards

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 13, 2003 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media company, today announced that several of its esteemed editors received top honors in eight categories at the 2003 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony, held yesterday at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. This year, CIO magazine received the Grand Neal Award, the top editorial honor granted to one publication across all categories and circulation sizes. Launched in 2002, CSO magazine received “Best New Publication,” and placed as first runner-up in the Grand Neal category. Bio-IT World’s team captured “Best Single Article” and “Best Subject-Related Series of Articles,” while Computerworld editors took home “Best News Coverage.” The American Business Media’s annual Neal Awards recognizes editorial excellence in independent business publications.


“The Neal Awards set the standard for editorial quality in the trade media, and IDG is proud to be recognized,” said Pat Kenealy, CEO of IDG. “Subscriber renewal rates, newsstand sales, and advertising response give our publishers daily proof of the quality of their magazines and newspapers, but it’s gratifying when our editors’ efforts are directly recognized by their peers. I congratulate our winners and applaud their commitment to excellence as they assist readers in making critical business and technology decisions.”

Over the years, IDG has earned more than 25 Neal Awards, plus three Grand Neal Awards – more than any other technology media company. Details of 2003 IDG Neal Awards winners include:

CIO magazine:

-Grand Neal Award: "Making It in 2002"

-Best How To (Class C): "How To" End of Year Issue, December 2001/January 2002 –

Led by Alison Bass, with Rick Pastore and David Rosenbaum; design led by Lisa Munroe; fact checking/copy editing led by Lynne Rigolini and Tom Wailgum.

-Best Article (Class C): "The Meter is Running (CIOs Say No to Microsoft)," –

by Scott Berinato, edited by David Rosenbaum, with Michael Goldberg, Tom Wailgum, Lisa Munroe, Lynne Rigolini, Lorraine Cosgrove Ware (who provided the research) and Hana Barker.

CSO magazine:

-Best New Publication

-First runner-up in the Grand Neal category

Bio-IT World:

-Best Single Article (Class A, up to $3 million in revenue): “Clinical Trial Data Management: Tortured by Paper,” August 2002 – Mark Uehling, senior science editor; Kevin Davies, editor in chief; John Russell, executive editor; Mark Gabrenya, art director.

-Best Subject-Related Series of Articles (Class A, up to $3 million in revenue): “Pharmacogenomics,” September and October 2002 – Malorye Branca, senior informatics editor; Kevin Davies, editor in chief; Mark Gabrenya, art director.


-Best News Coverage: “Wireless LANs: Trouble in the Air,” January 14, 2002 – Bob Brewin, Dan Verton, Jennifer DiSabatino, Gussie Wilson, Jaikumar Vijayan, Don Tennant, Julie D’Errico, Deborah Radcliff, Mitchell Hayes, and Allison Wright.

The Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards were created by American Business Media in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in independent business publications. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial excellence. This year, the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards received approximately 1100 entries. Entries are divided into three classifications of business publications, according to the publication’s revenues in advertising and circulation, with eight editorial categories within each size classification. Material must have appeared between December 1, 2001 and November 30, 2002. There are additional categories for single issue of a newspaper/tabloid, start-up and Web site.

The winners were selected from 81 finalists by a distinguished panel of judges.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and CIO global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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