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Fourteenth Annual Computer Press Awards


Technology Journalists Honor the Best in Their Field

June 22, 1999 -- New York City -- PC World magazine, PC Week magazine, and Ziff-Davis' ZDNet Web site led the winners list tonight as the world's top computing and technology journalists celebrated the best work in their field. More than 150 of them gathered at New York's Yale Club for the 14th Annual Computer Press Awards ceremony, presented by the Computer Press Association and sponsored by Adaptec, Inc.


Award Winners
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The CNET family of Web sites, Data Communications magazine, and book publisher Peachpit Press each won more than one first-place trophy as the industry honored its best work in 21 categories spanning print, broadcast and the Web. Data Communications won for two stories, including one that showed how fragile the Internet really is.

PC World was named Best Overall Computing Magazine, and PC Week won top honors as Best Overall Trade Weekly. ZDNet won in the Best Overall Online Site category. And for the second straight year, Business Week was namedthe best general-circulation publication. Another repeat winner: Microprocessor Report as best newsletter.

This year's awards were judged in conjunction with Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, one of the premier journalism programs in the nation. Judges included industry professionals, journalism professors and magazine experts from across the United States.

The Computer Press Association is a professional organization representing the interests of working journalists in the technology and computing fields. Every year, the Computer Press Awards evaluate nearly 1,000 entries in print, online, and broadcast media, recognizing the top efforts at the annual dinner in New York City.

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