IDG’s InfoWorld Wins Three Maggie Awards, Including Best Trade Tabloid For Fourth Year In A Row

SAN MATEO, CA – MAY 1, 2000 – IDG's InfoWorld today announced that it won three Maggie awards, including the fourth consecutive year as Best Trade Tabloid. InfoWorld's three Maggie awards was the highest win over any other technology publishing company in the annual Western Publication Association's Maggie Awards competition.

The Maggie award for Best Trade Tabloid was based on strict guidelines foreditorial and design excellence. In addition to Best Trade Tabloid, InfoWorld was awarded a Maggie for Nicholas Petreley's "Down to the Wire" column in the category of Best Regularly Featured Department, Section or Column, and a Maggie for Best Non-Paid/Trade publication (with a circulation more than 50,000).

"What makes these awards especially significant is that recognition of InfoWorld's quality content and insightful columnists is not limited to the technology category, but includes the larger publishing community," said Michael Vizard, editor in chief of InfoWorld. "We congratulate Nicholas and the entire staff of InfoWorld, who have produced the best trade tabloid for the last four years."

About the Maggie Awards

The Maggie Awards are the magazine awards of western publishing presented annually by The Western Publications Association. The Western Publications Association has represented magazine publishers and companies west of the Mississippi who interact with the magazine publishing industry for 43 years. For more information, visit http://www.wpa-online.org.

About InfoWorld

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, InfoWorld Media Group publishes InfoWorld and InfoWorld.com. InfoWorld defines technology for business and focuses on editorial coverage of key technologies, products and trends to assist IT professionals in leveraging technology for business advantage. InfoWorld's $21 million dollar dedicated multi-platform, enterprise test bed — the InfoWorld Test Center — conducts the industry's most trusted testing of technology and products as well as provides in-depth analysis and the business ROI of the technology and implementation.

InfoWorld Media Group also publishes InfoWorld.com, defining technology for business on the web, features daily technology news, product reviews, opinions, interactive discussion forums, along with a weekly e-mail newsletter (the InfoWorld Scoop) and a complete archive of InfoWorld's print edition.

InfoWorld Media Group is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 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 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.