PC World Honored With Two Neal Awards for Best Subject-Related Series and Best Staff-Written Editorial

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 18, 2008 – PC World took home three awards at the 54(th) Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards ceremony held in New York last week. PC World won two Neal Awards including Best Subject-Related Series for its coverage of Windows Vista, and Best Staff-Written Editorial or Opinion piece for VP/Editor in Chief Harry McCracken’s Techlog column and blog. In addition, McCracken was also honored with the Timothy White Award, which is bestowed annually to an editor whose work displays integrity, courage, and passion. The Neal Awards, sponsored by the American Business Media (ABM), are known as “the Pulitzer Prize of the business media.”

“These Neal awards reflect PC World’s ongoing commitment to providing our readers with the most up-to-date information on the products and tools they need to stay connected,” said McCracken. “We are honored to be recognized by American Business Media for the work we’ve done to deliver relevant content to our community.”

PC World’s up to the minute coverage of Windows Vista began as soon as the operating system launched in November 2006 and included several in-depth reviews, an upgrade guide, a detailed analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, and performance results from the PCW Test Center. As concerns arose from early adopters, PC World quickly responded with several articles about the issues Vista users were facing, as well as a survey in which over 1,000 PCWorld.com visitors shared what they liked and what they thought needed improvements.

McCracken’s Techlog appears as a monthly column in print and as a blog online at http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog . Techlogsets the editorial agenda for each issue, and provides the PC World audience with straightforward, unbiased information on a wide variety of subjects ranging anywhere from Web browsers, dependable technology companies and products, Windows Vista vs. Windows XP, the iPhone, and many more topics of interest. It’s an integral part of both the magazine and Web site, and is recognized by the PC World community for its honesty about technology companies, products, and trends.

McCracken also received the Timothy White Award for his dedication to supporting and providing quality journalism. Awarded each year to the individual who demonstrates editorial integrity, courage, and passion, the Timothy White Award is a special honor named after the late editor of Billboard magazine who exhibited courage throughout his career by tackling controversial issues.

“PC World continues to provide accessible, relevant content to its audience through the expertise and diligence of its dedicated editorial team,” said Mike Kisseberth, President & CEO, PC World and Macworld. “We are thrilled to walk away with these two Neal Awards. Congratulations to Harry and the entire editorial team for their continued efforts in making PC World an award-winning magazine and site.”

The Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media publications. This year, there were 35 Neal Award winners out of 104 finalists, from a pool of 1,045 original entries.

About PC World

PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com, and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2007 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine, PC World has a readership of 4 million total purchase influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2007: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 8.1 million unique visitors per month and 33 million page views per month (HBX, September 2007 – February 2008), PCWorld.com is the winner of the 2007 ASBPE Award for Web Publication of the Year and a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users, offering them Solutions for a Connected World.™

About International Data Group

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 also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include 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.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.