IDG Sweeps 2000 Maggie Awards Winning More Awards Than Any Other Publisher

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18, 2000 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading provider of IT media and information services, took top honors in seven categories at the prestigious 2000 Maggie Awards Competition. IDG was the most honored technology media company, winning more awards than any other publisher. The Western Publications Association (WPA) honored publishers for editorial and design excellence at its annual awards ceremony, Folio: West, held recently in Los Angeles.

IDG publications including InfoWorld, PC World and Macworld were recognized at the 44th annual Maggie Awards. The Maggie Awards honor the year’s best editorial and design in magazines, tabloids, newsletters and online media. The Western Publications Association received nearly 2,000 entries in 80 categories, representing submissions from all industries.

"IDG is extremely proud to have been awarded more Maggies than any other technology media company," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "IDG’s continued recognition is a testament to the talent and accomplishments of our editors and to their commitment to providing the highest level of editorial quality and design innovation."

IDG publications won top honors in the following categories:

· Best Computers/Consumer Publication—Macworld

· Best Non-Paid/Trade Publication (circ. Over 50,000)—InfoWorld

· Best Tabloid/Trade—InfoWorld

· Best On-Line Publications—PC World

· Best Signed Editorial or Essay/Trade—Macworld

· Best Regularly Featured Department, Section or Column/Trade—InfoWorld

About International Data Group

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 290 computer newspapers and magazines and 4,000 book titles in 80 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, CIO, Channel World and For Dummies global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com. Macworld is published by Mac Publishing L.L.C, a joint venture between Ziff-Davis Publishing and IDG.