IDG’s CXO Media Receives Fifteen Awards From The American Society of Business Publication Editors

FRAMINGHAM, MA -JUNE 20, 2003 – IDG's CIO magazine proudly announces winningfifteen national awards from the American Society of Business PublicationEditors (ASBPE). Launched in 1987, CIO magazine and its companion received eight honors, including gold awards for "Feature Article" and"Interactive Web Community." CIO's sister publication CSO magazine web site received seven honors, including gold awards for "New WebPublication" and "New Publication Design." In addition, CIO and CSO were bothrunners up (one of two honorable mention spots) for Magazine of the Year intheir respective circulation categories (CIO is in the "80K or more" circulationcategory and CSO in the "less than 80K" circulation category).

According to Lew McCreary, Editorial Director of CXO Media and Editor in Chiefof CSO magazine, "The CSO team is extremely proud to be honored by ASBPE for oureditorial, design and online achievements–particularly coming so soon afterlaunch. We're especially pleased that our website, CSOonline, has beenrecognized for its excellence, and we're continuing to create tighter linkagebetween the print and online resources."

Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine, adds, "It's a great honor forCIO to have done so well in this year's ASBPE awards. In a challenging time likethe one we're living through, our value to readers is probably higher than ever.The fact that CIO's Best Practice Exchange has been recognized as the bestinteractive community speaksvolumes about our position as the final arbiter inall matters relating to CIOs and strategic IT use."

The national awards were bestowed upon CIO and CSO during ASBPE's Nationalawards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

CIO awards:


Feature Article: "The Meter is Running," by Scott Berinato, January 15, 2002

Interactive Community ? Best Practice Exchange


Case History: "Can American Keep Flying," by Todd Datz, November 1, 2002 Overall Web Publication Overall Typography


Technical Article: "The ROI of Security," by Scott Berinato, February 15, 2002

Special Section: "State of the CIO," March 1, 2002

Opening Page: "KM the Right Way," July 15, 2002

CSO awards:


New Web Publication

New Publication Design


Individual Profile: "The Human Touch" by Sarah D. Scalet, September 2002

Contents Page

Overall Typography


Overall Web Publication

Original Web Commentary: The Homeland Brand, by Scott Berinato, August 29, 2002

CIO and CSO magazines also won seventeen regional awards from ASBPE at theEastern regional awards ceremony on June 9, 2003. Now in its 24th year, ASBPErecognizes the commitment to excellence of business, trade, professional, and association publication editors and editorial designers. ASBPE is aneditors-only organization, with awards representing true peer-to-peerrecognition. In recent years, the number of entries has risen dramatically,making the awards program even more prestigious, as well as the largesteditorial-related contest for the business press.

About CXO Media Inc.:

CXO Media, publishers of CIO (launched in 1987) and CSO magazines, serves CIOs,CSOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thriveand prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhancepartnerships among C-level executives, as well as create opportunities forinformation technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition toCIO and CSO, CXO Media produces, The CIO Insider,, as well as Executive Programs, a series of conferences thatprovide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and governmentleaders.

CXO Media Inc. is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media,research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapersand offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites aroundthe world through (, which comprises more than 330 targetedWeb sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, providesglobal market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countriesworldwide. Company information is available at