IDG Wins Four Maggie Awards From The WPA

BOSTON, April 30, 1998– International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading IT media company, walked away with four Maggies for editorial or design in the annual West Coast competition of excellence in magazine publishing. PC World Online and PC World won for "Best Online Publication" and "Best Single Editorial Illustration" respectively, while InfoWorld was honored as "Best Trade Tabloid" and Publish as "Best Computers and Telecommunications Trade Publication."

With this recognition, IDG continues its record of receiving more editorial awards than any other company in its category.

"As the leading IT publisher, all of IDG’s publications recognize the value of quality editorial and design to maintain reader loyalty and attract new readers. It’s extremely rewarding to once again be the recipient of these prestigious honors of journalistic excellence," said Patrick McGovern chairman of IDG.

The following IDG publications won 1998 Maggie Awards:

Best Online Publication:

PC World Online (

Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer:

"Beat Information Overload," PC World, February 1997

Best Trade Tabloid:


Best Computers and Telecommunications Trade Publication:


The Maggie Awards are hosted annually by the Western Publications Association (WPA), the only organization of magazine publishers west of the Mississippi. WPA membership encompasses more than 500 consumer and trade publications. The 1998 Maggies were selected from over 1700 entries in 63 categories and presented at a special ceremony held recently in Los Angeles. IDG had finalists in more than a dozen categories.

The Maggie’s continue IDG’s long-standing record of editorial and design achievements. IDG publications are honored each year with numerous awards including the Ozzie Awards for Excellence in Magazine Design, the distinguished Computer Press Awards, Book Expo Excellence Awards from the Publisher’s Marketing Association (PMA), design awards from the Society of Publication Designers and the prestigious Jesse H. Neal awards, to name a few.

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 $2.05 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 285 computer newspapers and magazines and 500 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, Channel World, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and …For Dummies global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions in 35 countries and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at