PC World’s Harry McCracken Honored For Editorial Courage And Integrity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 28, 2004 – PC World’s Vice President, Editor in Chief Harry McCracken was recognized with American Business Media’s Western Award for Editorial Courage and Integrity. Presented at an editorial session during the Western Publications Association conference in Los Angeles last Friday, the award acknowledges those who uphold the integrity of business-to-business journalism, stand up to outside pressures, and maintain independent and ethical journalism.

“I’m proud to be recognized by the ABM with this award, but really, it’s the entire editorial, art, and PC World Test Center staffs that earned this,” said McCracken. “Their devotion to journalistic integrity is second to none; by fearlessly championing articles that take the side of technology buyers they strive not just to reveal problems but to help readers and site visitors avoid them.”

Added Jeff Edman, president and CEO of PC World, “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding and uncompromising Editor in Chief. Harry’s vision for the evolution of the magazine and Web site is guided by our mission of providing technology advice readers can trust. He and the editorial team constantly endeavor to uphold honesty and impartiality in their work.”

At the annual ceremony held later that evening, PC World won three Maggie Awards: Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer (Internet Fixes, April 2003), Best Single Editorial Photo/Illustration/Trade & Consumer (Great American Privacy Makeover, November 2003), and Best Online Newsletter (Mobile Computing). This year, nearly 1,700 entries were received for editorial, design, and promotional excellence. PC World and PCWorld.com were finalists in 12 categories.

About PC World:

PC World Communications, Inc. is the publisher of PC World and PCWorld.com (www.pcworld.com) and is a subsidiary of IDG. The winner of the 2003 Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence, PC World is the most widely-read technology or business publication with a readership of 7.1 million (IntelliQuest CIMS v10.0: unduplicated, combined Business & Home Average Issue Audience). With an average of 4.3 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, Jan. – Mar. 2004), PCWorld.com, winner of the 2004 Neal Award for Best Web Site, is a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users.

About IDG:

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.