IDG Publications Capture Top Editorial Awards at Annual American Business Press Awards

BOSTON, March 12, 1997 — Three IDG publications were recognized

for editorial excellence in the 43rd Jesse H. Neal Awards of the American

Business Press. Macworld, Network World and PC World received top honors

during a special ABP ceremony last night at The Hudson Theater in New York.

The Neals, which represent the highest honors in the business-to-business

press, are presented annually to editors for outstanding editorial

performance. Winners are selected for exhibiting journalistic enterprise,

extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. A judging panel

of seven judges was chaired by Marshall Loeb, editor of Columbia Journalism

Review.

This marks the third year in a row that IDG won more awards than any other

publisher. In the last three years, PC World has won a record-breaking seven

Neals while Network World was one of only nineteen magazines nominated more

than once for this year's awards.

Each of the three winning IDG publications focus on a major segment of the

computer industry, underscoring IDG's tradition of journalistic excellence

across computer publishing. Macworld Online, the electronic arm of Macworld

magazine, received the 1997 Neal award for Best Use of New Media. Network

World won Best Single Issue for its tenth anniversary issue, which looked

ahead at the next decade of network computing, and Best Subject-Related Series

or a series of articles on the safety and reliability of the Internet for

businesses. PC World received the award for Best News Coverage for its expose

about a web of mail-order computer memory companies allegedly defrauding

consumers.

"We are very proud that the American Business Press has recognized IDG for

its superior editorial quality and the remarkable work of our editors and

designers," said IDG Chairman Patrick J. McGovern. "IDG's overall mission is

to serve the information needs of different audiences who buy and use

technology. This is only possible with editors and designers who are committed

to the highest standards of professionalism and editorial integrity. We're

especially pleased that the staff of Macworld Online was singled out for their

innovative efforts. Online publishing is integral to IDG's success as a global

media company."

The following IDG publications and their editors won 1997 Neal Awards:

Macworld Online (http://www.macworld.com)/ Best Use of New Media: Paul

Devine, Online Manager; Karen Liberatore, Editor/Producer; Matt McAllister,

Online Content Producer; Roxanne Gentile, Assistant Content Engineer; Cathy

Abes, Senior Associate Editor; Tova Fliegel, Senior Associate Editor; Cameron

Crotty, Associate Editor; Jim Feeley, Assistant Editor.

Network World/ Best Single issue for Tenth Anniversary Issue (April 29,

1996): Awarded to the entire editorial and design staff.

Network world/ Best Subject-Related Series of Articles for Internet Health

Report: Condition serious (September 16, 1996 and September 23, 1996): Charles

Bruno, Enterprise Editor; Paul Desmond, Features Editor; John Gallant,

Editor-in-Chief; Rob Stave, Art Director; Thomas Norton, Associate Art