IDG’s Computerworld Appoints Joseph Maglitta Industry Editor

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (February 23, 1998) — Computerworld, the newsweekly for information technology leaders, this week named Joseph Maglitta industry editor. Maglitta, a seven-year veteran of Computerworld, will be responsible for traveling the country, gathering news about trends in information systems organizations and the computer industry.

Maglitta will represent Computerworld in the marketplace, meeting with leading vendor and user companies to gather information about trends that will significantly impact the IT industry. In addition, he will speak at major industry conferences and events, as well as generate story ideas for reporters and write his own column.

"We are pleased to have Joe back on our team and look forward to working with him once again," said Paul Gillin, Editor in Chief, Computerworld. "Joe has a strong writing background, broad experience, and excellent contacts across the industry. He will be a welcome addition to the editorial staff."

Before rejoining Computerworld, Maglitta served as editor-at-large at Mainspring Communications Inc., an on-line information and consulting service in Cambridge, Mass. In that role, he helped design Mainspring’s site, content, and mission. He was also responsible for creating and editing business-oriented sections of the service. As a Cambridge, Mass. consultant, Maglitta did Web design consulting and business and technical writing for IDG, Cahners Publishing, Ziff-Davis, Sentry Publishing, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, among others.

Prior to his work at Mainspring, Maglitta worked as the In-Depth editor and as senior editor of Re-engineering / Corporate Strategies at Computerworld. As senior editor, he produced high-impact cover stories on re-engineering and corporate technology strategy. Maglitta helped launch the Intranets, Electronic Commerce, and Integration Strategies sections, headed the Executive Report and Managing sections, and edited several award-winning special issues, including Forecast, Premier 100, and Open Systems. In 1996, he won a Computer Press Association national award for investigative reporting. His work and comments have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, ABC Radio, and by many others.

Maglitta has developed a specialty in high-tech and has served as a reporter, writer, and editor for over 17 years. After beginning his career in journalism in 1978 as a daily newspaper reporter, contributor to AP and UPI, and bureau chief, Maglitta worked for three years at Honeywell Information Systems headquarters as a communications writer. Between 1984 and 1987, he contributed articles on a freelance basis to a number of IT publications, including PC Week. Maglitta was features editor of Digital Review for two and a half years before joining Computerworld in 1989 as senior editor.

Computerworld, the newsweekly for information technology leaders, provides timely news and analysis on all aspects of the computer industry. Recognized three times by the Computer Press Association as the Number One computer newspaper, the publication has 152,033 paid subscribers (ABC June 1997 Publisher’s Statement) and an average issue audience of 1,039,700 IT business influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS v4.0, September 1997). @Computerworld is the Web version of the print edition, with unique content and features and is located at http://www.computerworld.com. Computerworld is headquartered at 500 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA 01701.

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 285 computer magazines and newspapers and 500 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 200 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 110 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.