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Larry Dignan Named Editor-in-Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of TechRepublic.

SAN FRANCISCO -- CNET Networks (Nasdaq:CNET) today announced that Larry Dignan has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of ZDNet, as well as Editorial Director overseeing TechRepublic and ZDNet. Dignan replaces Dan Farber, vice president of editorial at ZDNet, who was appointed Editor-in-Chief of CNET News.com (see separate announcement today).

"ZDNet and TechRepublic provide millions of IT Professional all over the world with breaking news, in-depth commentary from some of the industry's leading experts, and a passionate community where they can connect with like-minded individuals. I look forward to working with both teams," said Dignan.

As editor-in-chief of ZDNet, Dignan will lead the editorial team in their coverage of the stories and events that impact today's business professionals, as well as oversee the ZDNet blog network, which features some of the most authoritative and well-respected voices in the IT community. As editorial director overseeing TechRepublic and ZDNet, Dignan will ensure that both sites remain essential must-reads for their distinct and complimentary audiences. Larry will also continue daily blogging for "Between the Lines," an in-depth, analytical discussion about what's happening in the world of business technology.

"Since Larry joined ZDNet, he has been a key member of the editorial team, responsible for our news coverage and the successful blog network," said Greg Mason. "I couldn't be more pleased to have him overseeing the editorial direction of these two brands."

Dignan has more than 15 years experience as a reporter and editor. Before joining ZDNet in 2006 overseeing news and blogs, Dignan was executive editor of eWeek, where he led the online and print news operations for the magazine. Prior to eWeek, Dignan wrote for various publications including Baseline, a 1995 National Magazine Aware finalist and Grand Neal Award winner, where he edited the Baseline 500 issue and covered numerous topics at the intersection of technology and business including the technology rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina and various investigative reports about technology management large enterprises. Prior to Baseline Dignan reported for CNET News.com, CMPNet TechWeb, and more.

About ZDNet

ZDNet is all about technology for your business. Millions of business professionals rely on ZDNet to learn more about ways to better leverage technology in today's business world. As a result, ZDNet has the largest audience of business technology influencers - more than any other business technology site.

About TechRepublic

TechRepublic provides millions of IT professionals with essential technical content dedicated to meeting their day-to-day demands for timely and relevant information. TechRepublic's members, representing all segments of the IT industry, turn to the site for the information, advice, tools and services they need to get their jobs done.

About CNET Networks, Inc.

CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET) is an interactive media company that builds brands for people and the things they are passionate about, such as gaming, music, entertainment, technology, business, food, and parenting. The Company's leading brands include BNET, CHOW, CNET, GameSpot, and TV.com. Founded in 1992, CNET Networks has a strong presence in the US, Asia, and Europe.
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