Macworld Wins Best Consumer Print Publication for Second Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 17, 2000 – Macworld, the most widely-read Macintosh magazine, won two prestigious editorial awards including Best Magazine: Computers/Consumer for the second year in a row. Winners were announced at the 49th annual "Maggie" Awards ceremony held Friday, April 14, in Los Angeles. The Maggie Awards have long been hailed as the hallmark for editorial and design excellence.

"It*s been the hard work, creativity and perseverance of the Macworld editorial team that secured this honor. We are extremely honored to have won these Maggie Award, especially in the important category of best computer consumer magazine," said Andrew Gore, Macworld magazine editor-in-chief.

Nominees for Best Magazine: Computers/Consumer included Macworld (winner,) Incite Video Gaming, Java Report, PC Computing and PC World. Macworld was also awarded a Maggie in the category for Best Signed Editorial or Profile/Consumer for David Pogue*s back page column, "The Desktop Critic – Steven Saves the Mac."

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Mac Publishing, L.L.C. publishes the world's leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches 1.6 million readers, while the Mac Publishing Web presence serves more than 4.5 million visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com, MacWEEK.com, MacCentral.com, MacBuy.com, iMacworld.com and MacGaming.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing is a joint venture between Ziff-Davis Publishing and International Data Group.