Network World Journalist Named Most Influential By MC’s 2000 Media Report

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – JUNE 26, 2000 – Network World, the Leader in Network Knowledge, was recognized this month in MC Magazine's "Most Influential Journalists" issue. MC called NetworkWorld "the top network book" and named Network World's Editorial Director and Executive Vice President, John Gallant, one of the top 15 influential trade journalists. This is the third consecutive year that Gallant has been named one of the most influential people in journalism on MC's annual list. According to MC Editors, the "Top Influential Journalists" selections are bestowed upon journalists who wield influence over their publication's audience and the technology industry at large.


"MC Magazine's recognition of John is a testament to his outstanding reputation and influence in the network and publishing industries," said Evilee Thibeault, President and Publisher of Network World, Inc. "And, NetworkWorld's distinction as the top network book is a tribute to our award winning editorial team and validates our mission of delivering timely news and information to the network community."

John Gallant serves as Executive Vice President and Editorial Director at Network World, Inc., the media company whose flagship publication, NetworkWorld, is one of the fastest growing publications in the computer/communications industry. With more than 16 years of experience covering the industry, Gallant sets the strategic direction for the newsweekly, which serves 164,000 Network Leaders. Under Gallant's direction, NetworkWorld has been a leader in covering the emergence of networking in corporate America and has become the newspaper of record in the network industry.

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