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Submit Your Nomination for the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Now
June 27, 2008

Nominations for the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Each year, exceptional professionals from the production and manufacturing industry are inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly PrintMedia Hall of Fame). The inductees represent the best of the best, and are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the publishing industry. Last year’s inductees included Louis Milani of Consumers Union, CMP Technology’s Marie Myers, and Michael Weinstein of Oxford University Press. Nominations for the 2008 Hall of Fame are due July 1. Inductees will be honored in Chicago at a banquet during GraphExpo at McCormick Place on Oct.

Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
June 20, 2008

Nominations for the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Each year, exceptional professionals from the production and manufacturing industry are inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly PrintMedia Hall of Fame). The inductees represent the best of the best, and are honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the publishing industry. Last year’s inductees included Louis Milani of Consumers Union, CMP Technology’s Marie Myers, and Michael Weinstein of Oxford University Press. Nominations for the 2008 Hall of Fame are due July 1. Inductees will be honored in Chicago at a banquet during GraphExpo at McCormick Place on Oct.

United Business Media Reorganizes CMP Technology
February 29, 2008

United Business Media (UBM) announced early this morning that it will restructure CMP Technology (CMP) into four new divisions, effectively eliminating the CMP name from the company. Each new business will have its own CEO, with each CEO reporting to UBM Chief Executive David Levin. “This is the next step in the strategic evolution of how we serve our technology market customers—and we’re doing it from a position of strength,” says Levin. The four new businesses are: TechWeb, formerly CMP’s Business Technology Group, which will be led by Tony Uphoff; Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, to be led by Robert Faletra; TechInsights, formerly

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers & More
November 2, 2007

• CMP Technology CEO Steve Weitzner has accepted a new role with the company as head of its international M&A and business development.• Thomas Ascheim has been appointed CEO of Newsweek and Greg Osberg has been named president of the magazine.• Jacki Kelley has joined Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as executive vice president, media sales.•…

A Fiscal Vigilante
September 1, 2007

Twenty-eight years ago, Marie Myers settled in at her desk as the new temporary receptionist at Stevens Publishing in Waco, Texas. She was 30 years old and thought she’d give publishing a try. “My sister was in publishing, and I found it interesting,” recalls Myers. Little did she know on that first day of her publishing career that she would work her way up to a top position with a global media company and be inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame. From Texas to Technology When Myers moved on to a position at Texas Gardener magazine, also in Waco, she began

Where the Legends Leave Their Mark
September 1, 2007

“If you build it, they will come.” This famous quote, borrowed from the classic baseball film “Field of Dreams,” surrounds the inspirational theme of never giving up on your dreams, even when someone tells you they are impossible. And, a more literal interpretation, if you build the right venue, hall-of-fame legends will soon fill it with greatness. Seventeen years ago, North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) tested those philosophies and created a home for legends in the publishing industry, the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame (formerly the PrintMedia Hall of Fame). Each year since, NAPCO has celebrated the careers of a few select individuals who exemplify

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and More
July 20, 2007

• Rolling Stone has promoted Ray Chelstowski to publisher.• Carol Wilson is named Telephony’s new editor in chief by Penton. • CMP Technology has promoted Rob Keenan to director of its RFID World Group.• Bob Powers has been promoted to creative director from director of direct marketing by Hanley Wood marketing.• BusinessWeek has named Rob…

CMP Debuts New Digital Edition, Web Site for DB2 Magazine
June 29, 2007

CMP Technology, a business-to-business publisher and subsidiary of United Business Media, announced this week the debut of a new community-driven Web site for DB2 Magazine—a solutions-oriented publication targeted at IT professionals who work in the IBM data management environment. The news comes just two weeks after CMP announced plans to lay off 200 employees and shutter a number of titles. The downloadable, printable digital edition of DB2 Magazine includes all feature articles and columns contained in the print version. The new Web site offers a number opportunities for user participations, including a new wiki devoted to IBM information management technologies and blogs written by

CMP to Lay Off 200, Shutter Several Titles
June 15, 2007

CMP Technology, a business-to-business publisher and subsidiary of United Business Media, announced this week that 200 employees will be laid off by the end of the month. In addition, three of the company’s publications will be combined into a single magazine, two others will see a decrease in frequency, one magazine will be published online and another will be shuttered altogether. The major restructuring has been in the works for two years. Information Week, Network Computing and Optimize will be combined into one magazine under the Information Week brand. CRN and VAR Business will see reductions in frequency, and Sys Admin will fold with