InfoWorld Announces New Editor in Chief Eric Knorr
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 6, 2007 — IDG's InfoWorld today announced that Eric Knorr has been named editor in chief of InfoWorld. Don Tennant, former editor and chief of InfoWorld's sister publication Computerworld, will be taking on a more expanded role at IDG as vice president and editorial director for both InfoWorld and Computerworld.
Knorr brings 20 years of technology journalism experience to his new role at InfoWorld. Previously, he was editor at large of InfoWorld for four years, where he was responsible for the planning, development, and execution of feature articles that serve the needs of enterprise IT managers. Knorr is the former editor of PC World magazine, the creator of the best-selling The PC Bible, and a founding editor of CNET. A winner of the Neal and Computer Press Awards for journalistic excellence, he has written hundreds of articles on desktop and enterprise technology.
"InfoWorld has always been for IT professionals who want to stay one step ahead," said Knorr. "We will continue to provide incisive analysis of new technology — and the best real-world advice about how to apply it in business. I'm excited for the opportunity to guide InfoWorld as we deepen our engagement with the IT community."
"Eric's exceptional accomplishments in technology journalism make him particularly well-suited to serve as editor in chief InfoWorld," said Matt Sweeney, president and CEO of InfoWorld. "We have ambitious plans for InfoWorld over the coming months and years and I couldn't be more pleased that Eric is with us to help lead the charge."
InfoWorld is celebrating a list of accomplishments in 2007. InfoWorld was the recipient of seven Tabbie awards this year, including the Gold Award for "Best b2b Website." InfoWorld was also awarded eight ASBPE awards in 2007 and two Maggie Awards, including one for "Best Regularly Featured Web Column." In addition, InfoWorld.com's unique visitors have increased 49 percent year over year.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at www.infoworld.com .
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
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