IDG Sweeps 2000 Business Press Editors’ National Awards

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 22, 2000 – At its 21st annual National Awards ceremony held last night, The American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) recognized IDG with 21 awards, more than any other publisher. For the third consecutive year, PC World, Network World, CIO, Computerworld and Federal Computer Week publications took home top honors in 14 categories. This ASBPE-sponsored competition aims to encourage excellence in writing, reporting, layout and design among the nation’s trade and professional publications.

 

"IDG’s publications continue to be recognized as the leading information source for technology news, features, product reviews and case studies for business leaders in the new Internet economy," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "ASBPE is widely recognized throughout the industry as a strict judge of journalistic and creative excellence, we are honored to be held in such high regard by this influential and respected group."

IDG publications honored by the ASBPE this year include the following:

National Awards (80,000+ circ.):

· First Place (Gold): Single News Article – PC World, “"Software Bugs Run Rampant"

· First Place (Gold): Original Online Database – Network World

· First Place (Gold): Original Online News Section – Network World, Doug Barney

· First Place (Gold): News Section – PC World, June 1999 issue

· Second Place (Silver): Front Cover: Buyer’s Guide, Special Report – Network World, "The Buzz Issue"

· Second Place (Silver): Original Online Database – PC World

· Second Place (Silver): Front Cover: Tabloid -Computerworld, August 9, 1999

· Second Place (Silver): Technical Article – PC World, "Windows vs Windows vs the World"

· Second Place (Silver): Case History – CIO, "Nerd Makers"

· Second Place (Silver): Publication Redesign – Computerworld

· Second Place (Silver): Original Online News Section – PC World

· Second Place (Silver): Regular Column, Contributed – PC World, "Consumer Watch"

· Second Place (Silver): Original Online Column – Network World

· Third Place (Bronze): Feature Article – PC World, "Spam! How It Happens and How to Beat It"

· Third Place (Bronze): Publication Redesign – Network World

· Third Place (Bronze): Feature Series – PC World, "Web@Warp Speed"

· Third Place (Bronze): Original Online News Section – Network World, Dave Kearns

· Third Place (Bronze): Front Cover: Tabloid – Federal Computer Week, March 22, 1999

· Third Place (Bronze): News section – Computerworld, May 10, 1999 issue

· Third Place (Bronze): Regular Column, Contributed – Computerworld, "Driving the Deal"

· Third Place (Bronze): Regular Column, Staff Written – CIO, "Reality Bytes"

The ASBPE competition received more than 2,000 entries this year, breaking records as the largest competition of its kind. Established over 20 years ago, the competition honors a commitment to excellence by trade publication editors and graphic designers. Awards are given in 11 editorial categories, eight design categories, and four web categories. ASBPE National Awards were presented June 21 at the annual awards banquet at the Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C. Regional Awards were given out in ceremonies in New York on June 12, Chicago on June 1, Cleveland on June 1, and San Francisco on May 22. More information on the ASBPE Awards may be found at www.asbpe.org.

About International Data Group (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 $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 IDG.net (www.idg.net), 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 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.