IDG Publications Win Most Neal Editorial Awards

Boston, MA – March 25, 2005 – For the second straight year, International Data Group (IDG) with five Neal Awards, took home more awards than any other media company at the 51st Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in New York. CSO magazine, CIO magazine and PCWorld.com were recognized by a panel of judges for editorial excellence in business-to-business media.

CSO magazine, the publication for chief security officers, received three Neal Awards, including best subject-related series of articles, best single article and best department. The judges called CSO’s best single article a “gripping and seamless narrative of theft by trust and its multiple consequences.” For the second consecutive year, PCWorld.com was named best Web site. Additionally, CIO magazine earned a Neal award for best subject-related series of articles. CIO and CSO are produced by CXO Media Inc., an IDG division catering to the information needs of C-level executives, which also produces CMO for top marketing executives.

CXO Media’s Editorial Director Lew McCreary and Senior Editor of CIO and CSO magazines, Scott Berinato, received individual recognition for editorial excellence. McCreary is this year's recipient of the Crain award for outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in the business press. Berinato is the recipient of The McAllister Editorial Fellowship to promote the study of business-to-business media and will teach for one week at his alma mater, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Since 1971, IDG has won 39 Neal Awards, including four Grand Neals. IDG has more Neal

awards than any other technology media company.

“An emphasis on editorial quality has made us the world’s leading technology media company,” said IDG CEO Pat Kenealy. “To be recognized by our peers is very gratifying and supports our focus on excellence in print and online journalism that serves both readers and advertisers.”

The 2005 IDG Neal award winners announced on March 16 are listed below:

CSO

• Best single article, "Anatomy of a Fraud" (October 2004)

• Best subject-related series of articles, "Deconstructing DHS" (March, April, and May 2004)

• Best department (regularly featured), "Machine Shop" (January, August, July, and September 2004.)

CIO

• Best subject-related series of articles, "Offshore Outsourcing" (June 15 and October 15, 2004)

PC World

• Best Web site, PCWorld.com (2004)

Editorial Leadership Awards:

• Lew McCreary, Editorial Director, CXO Media, G.D. Crain Award

• Scott Berinato, Senior Editor, CIO and CSO magazines, McAllister Fellowship

About the Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards, created 51 years ago by American Business Media, recognize and reward editorial excellence in independent business publications. American Business Media is the association for business-to-business information providers that includes producers of print publications, websites, and events. 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’s Neal Awards attracted a record 1,168 entries. The winners were selected from 81 finalists by a judging panel of noted journalists, educators, and industry experts.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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