IDG’s CIO and CSO Magazines Receive Top Neal Award Honors

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 23, 2006 – IDG's CIO and CSO magazines accepted top honors from American Business Media today at the 52nd Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Editorial teams for both CIO and CSO, publications of IDG's CXO Media business unit, received recognition with CIO.com winning best web site and CSO magazine winning best single article and best single issue.

Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief of CIO magazine, says, "We are honored to receive this distinction from American Business Media. The web recognition underscores the valuable and timely content our writers, editors and designers bring to CIO's readers and site visitors, year after year."

Derek Slater, editor in chief of CSO magazine, adds, "Our editorial staff works very hard to provide readers with the highest-quality information. This recognition from the Neal judges is a wonderful validation of that work."

CSO magazine's total of six finalists this year is unsurpassed in the history of the Neal awards.

The American Business Media received 1250 entries for consideration. The judging panel, chaired by Marshall Loeb, columnist at MarketWatch from Dow Jones, narrowed it down to 101 finalists, of which 32 Neal award winners were selected.

Complete List of Honors:

CIO magazine:

Best web site

Editorial staff

CSO magazine:

Best single article: How a Bookmaker and a Whiz KidTook on an Extortionist – And Won (May 2005)

Written By Scott Berinato; edited by Michael Goldberg; designed by

Steve Traynor; copy edited by Emily Henderson; editorial assistant:

Margaret Locher

CSO magazine:

Best single issue: CSO May 2005

Editorial staff

Michael Friedenberg, CEO of CXO Media, adds, "These awards illustrate CXO Media's unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level editorial to our readers, the most prestigious and influential decision makers in their respective fields."

The Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards were created by American Business Media to recognize and reward excellence in independent business publications. The awards are named after American Business Media's first managing director who remained active in promoting the business press throughout his life. The Neal awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship.

ABOUT CXO MEDIA INC.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business, including CIO and CSO magazines and websites, Darwinmag.com and the CIO Executive Council an executive community. CXO Media is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), 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 websites 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(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), 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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