IDG Publications Honored By Computer Press Awards

BOSTON (June 18, 1997) — International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading information technology media, research and exposition company, was recognized for exceptional editorial performance in magazine and book publishing, both print and online, during the Twelfth Annual Computer Press Association (CPA) Awards, the most prestigious national awards for coverage of the information technology industry.

IDG publications won a total of eight CPA awards, including two first-place awards and six runner-up awards, making IDG one of the most honored companies at the CPA award ceremony in New York on June 17.

As the oldest and most coveted honors of their kind, the CPA awards provide a forum for technology journalists to be recognized by their peers. Winners were chosen from over 1,000 entries in 23 categories, including articles, newsletters, magazines, columnists, television programs, and books. The awards recognize journalists who serve their readers with independent, authoritative, accurate, and timely information.

"We are especially proud of these awards because our editors are being recognized by the nation’s top journalists for a commitment to editorial excellence," said Patrick J. McGovern, chairman and founder of IDG. "The seasoned reporters and editors at IDG’s publications strive to present accurate, timely and highly useful information with style and creativity. IDG’s strong showing in the Computer Press Awards continues a 30-year tradition of leadership in editorial quality."

The IDG Winners

IDG publications won first-place Computer Press Awards in the following categories:

Individual News Story or Series:

Macworld Magazine

"The Death of Copland," by Galen Gruman, Anita Epler and Elizabeth Dougherty

Individual Nonfiction Book:

Computer Security For Dummies

by Peter T. Davis, Barry D. Lewis and Pamela Mourouiz, IDG Books Worldwide

IDG publications won runner-up Computer Press Awards in the following categories

Overall New Publication:

JavaWorld (online magazine), by Michael O’Connell and Jill Steinberg

Overall Trade Weekly or Tabloid:

Network World, by John Gallant, John Dix and Rob Stave

Overall Columnist:

Network World


by Mark Gibbs, Beth Schultz and Tom Norton

Individual Investigative Story or Series:

PC World

"RAM Scam!" by Christina Wood, Daniel Tynan and Angela Freeman

Online Feature:

PC World Online

"Are You For Sale?"by Tracey Swedlow and Russell Glitman

Individual Introductory How-To Book:

Java For Dummies

by Aaron E. Walsh, Shannon Ross and Mary Bednarek, IDG Books Worldwide

About the CPA

The Computer Press Association is a non-profit, professional organization promoting excellence in computer and technology journalism. Membership is open to all working journalists, publications, publishers, and individuals interested in computer and technology journalism.

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $1.7 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 275 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, PC World, Macworld, Network World and "..For Dummies" global product lines. IDG also produces 90 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at