IDG’s CIO Magazine, Darwin Magazine and Site Win Gold, Silver and Bronze National Awards from American Society of Business Publication Editors

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 25, 2001 — IDG's CIO and Darwin magazines win eight prestigious awards for design and editorial excellence both in print and online at the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) national awards ceremony.


Veteran CIO magazine (launched in 1987) is recognized for continued excellence with a Gold and Silver award for "Best Case History" and "Government Coverage" respectively. "Best Case History" winner, "The Money Pit," by Meridith Levinson, is from the December 1, 2000 issue of CIO. Several CIO editors and designers contributed to this award-winning report.

"Case histories are a core component of CIO's editorial and wining Gold in such a revered category is an honor to our editorial staff and those that worked on

the winning story," says Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine.

The Darwin magazine design team is honored with three gold awards by the ASPBE judges, including "New Publication Design," "Content Page," and "Overall


"We are honored to receive top awards for our work on Darwin magazine," says Mary Lester, Executive Director, Art & Design, for CIO and Darwin magazines.

"Since the launch of Darwin in June 2000, we have aimed to create a unique and fresh look for the publication, giving readers great visuals to match the outstanding editorial content."

Darwin is also awarded Silver for best "New Publication." captured its first ASBPE awards: Gold for "Interactive Community" and Bronze for "Overall Web Publication." CIO and Darwin magazines and are products of CXO Media Inc.

ASBPE recognizes the hard work and commitment to excellence by business, trade, professional, and association publication editors and editorial designers for 23 years. ASBPE is an editors only organization, with awards representing true peer-to-peer recognition. In recent years, the number of entries has risen

dramatically, making the awards program even more prestigious, as well as the largest and toughest editorial-related contest for the business press.

The national awards below were bestowed upon CIO and Darwin magazines during ASBPE's June 21, 2001 awards ceremony in Boston, MA.

CIO Magazine

Gold: Best Case History, "The Money Pit", December 1, 2000

Silver: Government Coverage, October 15, 2000 and November 15, 2000

Darwin Magazine

Gold: Contents Page or Pages, August/September 2000

Gold: New Publication Design, June/July 2000

Gold: Overall Typography, June/July 2000

Silver: New Publication, June/July 2000

Gold: Interactive Community,

Bronze: Overall Web Publication,

About CXO Media Inc.:

CIO (launched in 1987) and Darwin magazines are published by CXO Media Inc. CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhance partnerships between C-level executives, as well as create

opportunities for information technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to publishing CIO and Darwin, CXO Media produces, The CIO Insider and, as well as CIO and Darwin Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders.

About IDG

CXO Media Inc. is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and

newspapers and 4,000 book titles and 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 expositions worldwide and provides IT market analysis through 50 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at