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    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Awards: Computerworld Best B2B Publication- ASBPE

    The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honoured Computerworld with its 2006 ASBPE Magazine of the Year. Computerworld received this honour for the second time in three years. also received the gold in the best "Overall Web Publication" category. The judges recognized Computerworld as "packed with so much useful information," and containing "relevant, useful graphics." There's "never a fluffy issue," they said, adding that what Computerworld does is "difficult for any monthly magazine, and they do it weekly."

    Awards Summary:
    80,000-and-over circulation:
    Magazine of the year: Computerworld
    Honorable mentions:
    CFO (The Economist Group publication for finance executives)
    CIO (IDG publication which targets information executives)
    Magazine of the year: CSO (IDG publication for security executives)
    Honorable mentions:
    Security (a TechTarget publication)
    Meetings & Conventions (from Northstar Travel Media)

    Magazine of the Year Criteria
    Azbees are given in 40 categories. This year Fifteen magazines won Golds in editorial categories; 23 in graphics, and six in digital.
    Up to six judges evaluated three consecutive issues of the magazine to gauge consistency in quality. Judges are "in the trenches" journalists and rate the magazines according to the following criteria:
    -- Writing, reporting and editing
    -- Usefulness to the reader
    -- Editorial organization
    -- Interaction with readers
    -- Layout and design

    IDG in India
    IDG India was recently in news when they launched PCWorld India (priced at 60) with the July 06 issue. CIO Magazine and OutsourcingWorld are other two publications brought out by them in India.



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