Macworld wins computer magazine award

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If you listen to any Mac-themed podcasts or radio shows, you’ve probably heard me talk ad nauseam about how Macworld is more than just a magazine. The fact is, we spend just as much work on our family of web sites (Macworld, MacUser, Playlist, and Mac OS X Hints ) as we do on the monthly magazine. And given that most people know us because of our magazine, I often take great pains to point out that not only do we publish on dead trees every month, but we also publish huge amounts of stuff on the Web. (By my count, this item makes 27 stories posted just today!)

That said, let me retreat from my Web-site cheerleading for a moment so that I can lead a cheer of a different sort.

I’m happy to report that Macworld magazine has won the prestigious Folio Eddie Award (not to be confused with our own Eddy Awards) as the best consumer computer or technology magazine in the country. Our sister publication, PC World , came in second, and PC Magazine came in third.

This is the second year in a row that we’ve won this award, and it’s a credit to the good work that Macworld’s editors do every month in creating a useful, informative monthly print magazine. The fact that they do this while also striving to create the best Mac web sites around is even more impressive to me. (We also won this year’s Maggie Award for best computer magazine — we’re on a roll!)

I’d also like to congratulate Macworld’s Art Director, Rob Schultz. That’s because we also won the Folio Ozzie Award for the best feature-story design in a large-circulation consumer magazine for “ Tiger Secrets Declassified.”

Now, what about the Eddy Awards that really matter? We’re working on our list as we speak. Stay tuned to — as well as the award-winning Macworld magazine — for a complete list of our picks for the best Mac products of the year. That list will appear sometime in early December.

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