Award-Winning Journalist Steve Fox Returns to PC World as Vice President and Editorial Director; Fox Brings Online and Social Networking Experience to the Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 10, 2008 – PC World Communications has hired Steve Fox as vice president and editorial director of PC World (www.pcworld.com), effective October 6. He has served as editor-in-chief of Affinity Labs for the past year.

For much of the 1990s, Fox served in editorial management positions at PC World, a leading online resource for technology buyers and users with an average reach of more than eight million unique visitors and 31 million page views per month.

“Steve has just the right skill set for PC World as we grow rapidly to become the online resource for professional and consumer technology buyers,” said Mike Kisseberth, president & CEO, PC World Communications, headquartered in San Francisco. “He’s a talented journalist and editorial executive for both print and online, and Steve immersed himself in social networking for professionals at Affinity Labs. His community-building expertise will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Fox was managing editor, senior editor, and executive editor at PC World from 1990-96 before joining another IDG publication, The Web magazine, as its editor-in-chief. He was editorial director at CNET.com from 1999-2002, but returned to IDG as editor-in-chief for InfoWorld in 2003.

“I am excited to be returning to PC World at an important time in its 25-year history,” said Fox. “I look forward to helping PC World accelerate how it responds to the dramatic changes in media and how people consume information and interact online.” During his tenure with IDG media brands, Fox and his colleagues won numerous editorial and design awards including American Business Media’s (ABM) Neal awards, American Society of Business Publication Editors awards, and Eddie and Ozzie honors from Folio.

Fox replaces Harry McCracken, who left earlier this year to start his own blog but remains a contributing editor to PC World.

A San Francisco resident, Fox is a former member of the ABM editorial committee.

About PC World

PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com, and home of the PCW Test Center. The winner of two 2008 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and the 2007 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine, PC World has a readership of 4 million total purchase influencers (IntelliQuest CIMS, Spring 2007: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 8.1 million unique visitors per month (HBX, December 2007 – February 2008), PCWorld.com is the winner of the 2007 ASBPE Award for B2B Web Publication of the Year and a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users, offering them Solutions for a Connected World.™

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