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INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP SWEEPS COMPUTER PRESS AWARDS WITH 15 AWARDS

 BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- International Data Group (IDG) swept the Eighth Annual Computer Publishing Awards, which took place Tuesday in New York. IDG won a total of 15 Awards -- including seven Awards for first place, and eight finalist Awards.
 IDG competed against a record number of entries in the 1993 Computer Press Awards: 1,100 entries were received in the competition's 21 categories. Categories included articles, magazines, newspapers, books, on-line services, columnist, and radio programs. IDG had more than twice as many winning entries as any other publishing company.
 "The journalists and editors at IDG's publications strive to provide timely, accurate and relevant information and to do it all with style, creativity and excellence," said IDG Chairman and CEO Patrick J. McGovern. "We are exceptionally proud of these awards because they recognize the value of the information we provide to our readers, and the quality of the journalism in our publications."
 IDG won Awards in the following categories:
 1. WINNER: Best Computer Newspapers, (Circulation More than
 100,000), Computerworld.
 2. WINNER: than 100,000),
 CIO Magazine.
 4. WINNER: Best News Story in Computer Publication: "Scam!,"
 Roberta Furger and Mike Hogan, PC World.
 5. WINNER: Best Feature in a Computer Publication: "America's
 Shame: Separate Realities, and Official Word," Charles Piller
 and Morton Kondracke; Liza Weiman and Cheryl England, editors,
 Macworld.
 6. WINNER: Best Computer-Related Opinion or Editorial: "Conspicuous
 Consumer: Smart Company, Foolish Choices," Deborah Branscum and
 Charles Barrett, Macworld.
 7. WINNER: Advanced How-To-Book Systems: Macworld Music and Sound
 Bible, Christopher Yavelow and Jeremy Judson, IDG Books.
 8. FINALIST (2ND PLACE): Best News Story in Computer Publication:
 "CA Business Policies Anger Some Large Shops," Johanna
 Ambrosia, Computerworld.
 9. FINALIST (3RD PLACE): Best News Story in Computer Publication:
 "DISA to Services: Apocalypse Now," Bob Brewin, Federal
 Computer Week.
 10. FINALIST: (2ND PLACE): Best Computer Columnist: Steven Lovy,
 Macworld.
 11. FINALIST: (2ND PLACE): Software Product Review: "Presentation
 Software Playoffs," Deke McClelland and Steve Fox, PC World.
 12. FINALIST: (2ND PLACE): Introductory How-To-Book Systems: PCs for
 Dummies, Dan Gookin and Andy Rathbone.
 13. FINALIST: (3RD PLACE): Wordperfect for Dummies, Dan Gookin,
 Sandy Blackthorn and John Kilcullen.
 14. FINALIST: (3RD PLACE): Hardware Product Review: "50-MN-z 486DX
 PCs," Siobhan Nash and Gregory S. Smith, Infoworld.
 15. FINALIST: (3RD PLACE): Computer Newsletter: P.C. Letter.
 Citizen America Corporation and The Computer Press Association have sponsored the Computer Press Awards since 1985. As the oldest and most distinguished writing competition of its kind, it allows journalists to be recognized for excellence by their peers.
 Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group has annual revenues of more than $800 million and 5,000 employees. Its publishing subsidiary, IDG Communications, publishes more than 194 newspapers and magazines in 62 countries. IDG's trade book division, IDG Books Worldwide, is the fastest growing computer book publisher with 50 percent of the top ten selling computer books with foreign translations in over 17 languages. IDG's research subsidiary, International Data Corporation (IDC), is the leading market research and analysis firm covering the computer field. Its exposition management subsidiary, World Expo Corporation, runs 65 computer-related exhibitions and conferences in 21 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Priscilla O'Reilly or Lloyd Benson, Cudaback Strategic Communications, 617-661-6330, for IDG/


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