SOURCE: Computerworld

March 27, 2007 13:49 ET

Computerworld Receives Two Prestigious Awards From American Business Media

Don Tennant Receives Timothy White Award; Frank Hayes Gets a Jesse H. Neal Award

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Computerworld accepted two top honors at the 53rd Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards (http://www.americanbusinessmedia.com/abm/Awards.asp?SnID=899122085), held on March 22 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Computerworld's Editor in Chief Don Tennant was presented with the prestigious Timothy White Award. Senior News Columnist Frank Hayes was awarded a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Staff-Written editorial or opinion column.

The Timothy White Award is a very special honor that acknowledges the challenges and pressures that editors face daily. Named after the longtime editor of Billboard who succumbed to a heart attack in June 2002, the award is given to an editor whose work displays courage, integrity and passion.

In naming Don Tennant, judges shared, "Don Tennant is a man well-known for his editorial and personal integrity, who used his editor-in-chief voice to bring to light many ethical issues within the computer industry, as well as his own magazine." This is the second time a Computerworld editor has been given this award, which speaks to Computerworld's commitment to editorial integrity and excellence.

"I'm honored and humbled to receive the distinguished Timothy White award from American Business Media," said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. "This award attests to Computerworld's editorial mission of being the most trusted source of news, information and technology advice for IT leaders."

The Jesse H. Neal Awards, often hailed as the "Pulitzer Prize of the business press," are the business publishing industry's salute to individual editors for outstanding editorial excellence. Winning entries were selected for contribution to the field the publication services, as well as for journalistic enterprise and editorial craftsmanship.

Judges said 'Frankly Speaking' was "written with good punchy, style-straight shootin'... displaying Hayes' deep knowledge on key industry issues from start ups to data theft."

"The Neal Award is the most important recognition I've ever received in my more than 20 years of covering IT," said Frank Hayes, senior news columnist at Computerworld. "My goal for 'Frankly Speaking' is to add to the discourse with an honest, fresh perspective on the events, people, crises and controversies within the IT community."

A collection of 'Frankly Speaking' columns from Frank Hayes are available at: http://www.computerworld.com/action/columnist.do?command=viewColumnist&bylineID=123

Computerworld.com was also one of three business web sites chosen as a finalist in the Best Web Site category, which was won by Forbes.com. Computerworld has been awarded more than 115 print and online editorial awards, including 22 ASBPE awards for editorial excellence. In 2006, Computerworld was awarded Magazine of the Year from the American Society of Business Press and best Overall Web Publication.

Timothy White Award

The Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity is a very special honor that acknowledges the challenges and pressures that editors face daily. Named after the longtime editor of Billboard magazine who succumbed to a heart attack in June 2002, the award is given annually to an editor whose work displays courage, integrity and passion. Recipients of the Timothy White Award serve as the "conscience" of their publication and fearlessly support important industry causes. They stand up to outside pressures -- whether from advertisers, industry executives or upper management -- that threaten to interfere with the goal of placing readers first and maintaining independent, honest and ethical journalism. In 2004, Computerworld received the first Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity.

Jesse H. Neal Award

The Jesse H. Neal Awards, which have been called "the Pulitzer Prize of the business media," are the industry's most prestigious and sought-after editorial honors. Named after ABM first managing director, who remained active in promoting the business press throughout his life, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media publications. Past Neal winners and finalists have tackled controversial topics including corruption, kickbacks, and political conflicts of interest.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2006 and 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.9 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com.

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including 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.

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