IDG’s Network World Honored By American Society Of Business Press Editors

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JUNE 30, 2000 – Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, was honored this month with 10 awards by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for its editorial and design excellence.


The editorial awards include two Gold National awards. Network World won "Best Online News Section/Newsletter" for its outstanding and timely coverage of the network industry. Network World Fusion's Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) database, one of its many searchable database of thousands of documents and articles, won for Original Online Database for its rich repository of information.

Network World's editorial staff also took home a Silver National award for Original Online Column by Fred McClimans titled "Keeping Current", and a Silver Regional award for Paul McNamara's popular "NetBuzz" column, a weekly column that explores the cultural issues and amusing nonsense that make the 'Net such a fascinating place to conduct business. In addition, Dave Kearns won a Bronze Regional award for Online News, an in-depth newsletter about the challenges using Microsoft products.

For design, Network World earned a National Silver award and a Regional Silver award for its front cover design of its Buzz Issue, one of Network World's popular Signature Series issues. And, Network World's design staff won two Silver Regional awards for Contents Page and Opening Page Design for the Power Issue, and a Bronze National award for Network World's publication redesign.

"The ASBPE awards are an excellent affirmation for us," said John Dix, Editor-in-Chief of Network World. "We're thrilled that the Network World editorial and design staff were recognized for their hard work, creativity, and expertise."

Editorial entries in the ASBPE Annual Competition for Editorial and Graphics Excellence were judged for writing quality, presentation, subject development and value to the reader by a panel of leading business trade press journalists. Graphics entries are judged by graphic designers and magazine artists from around the country based on composition, use of typographic and graphic elements, originality, and relevance to the story or publication. The Society's awards are extremely competitive, with the number of entries more than doubling in the past three years.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, NetworkWorld, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 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 Web sites 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