IDG Wins Three Neal Awards

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 15, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading provider of IT media and information services today announced that it won top honors in three categories at the prestigious 2001 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony held yesterday, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The American Business Media’s Neal Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in independent business publications.


IDG publications PC World and Darwin received three awards in various categories at the 47th annual Neal Awards. PC World continued its dominance, winning awards for Best Regularly Featured Department or Column for "Consumer Watch" and Best Single Issue of a Magazine for the June 2000 issue, which featured an article about online privacy, titled "Privacy 2000: In Web We Trust?". Since 1995, the staff of PC World has earned a record of 12 Neal Awards – plus two Grand Neal Awards – more than any other personal computer publication.

IDG’s newest US publication Darwin, took home the award for Best Single Issue of a Magazine for the August/September Issue which featured an interview with Oscar winner and technology enthusiast Ben Affleck and an article on industry partnerships, titled "Evolving Markets: Lions and Tigers and Bears (and the FTC)". Darwin became the first magazine in ABM history to receive this prestigious award within months of its launch — the Ben Affleck issue was only the second one ever published.

"This recognition of IDG’s editorial quality is a testament to the talent and accomplishments of our editors and to their commitment to maintaining IDG’s position as the leading source for technology information," said Kelly Conlin, IDG president and CEO. "The Neal Awards are 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 organization."

The Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards were created by American Business Media in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in independent business publications. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship. ABP received 1,170 Neal entries for this year’s competition. Twenty-three winners were selected from 69 finalists by a distinguished panel of judges, chaired by Marshall Loeb, columnist for "CBS Marketwatch," and former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.

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 $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. 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(R) global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 270 targeted websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at