IDG Journalists Named Most Influential By MC’s 2000 Media Report

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 7, 2000 – In its newly released June issue, MC Magazine – the technology marketing magazine published by Adweek – has recognized International Data Group’s (IDG) journalists as some of the most influential in the industry. In fact, more IDG journalists were named to MC’s 6th annual ranking of the most influential journalists than any other international media company.


IDG journalists listed among the MC "Top Influencers" include Jonathan Weber, editor-in-chief, PC World; Abbie Lundberg, editor-in-chief, CIO; Michael Vizard, editor-in-chief, InfoWorld; Kevin McKean, editorial director, PC World; and Chris Shipley, editor-in-chief, DemoLetter.

"Over the last six years, IDG has made an impressive showing on our Media Influencers lists of the most influential journalists," said Kathryn Dennis, executive editor, MC Magazine. "This year, with their strong contingent of seasoned journalists and strong publications, IDG continues to demonstrate clear editorial leadership."

MC also placed a dozen members of the IDG editorial team on the "Top Journalists" ranking. Lew McCreary, CIO/Darwin; Pundit Bob Metcalfe; Mark Schlack,; Kevin McKean, PC World; Andy Gore, Macworld; Chris Shipley, Demo; Stephen Manes, PC World; Abbie Lundberg, CIO; Michael Vizard, InfoWorld; Maryfran Johnson, Computerworld; and John Gallant, Network World.

"With more top journalists on this ‘influencer’ list than any other company, IDG illustrates its unrivaled commitment to editorial integrity, excellence and relevance," said Kelly Conlin, president and CEO of IDG. " We are proud of these journalists that are leading the way in helping our readers make critical business and technology decisions."

The Influencers and other rankings are based on a series of quantitative measures on the influence each journalist has over his/her audience. Those measures include (but are not limited to) circulation/web traffic, public profile and outside activity. The rankings also reflect reader surveys and MC’s editorial perspective. The annual report represents the 12-month period of April 1999 through March 2000.

MC’s 2000 Media Report is available on the Web at:

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more than 100 million people worldwide about information technology, more than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.56 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/ InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO and For Dummies global product lines. IDG 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 in 35 countries, and research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at