(Westport, CT--January 29, 1998) -- Mecklermedia Corporation (Nasdaq:MECK) today announced that Gus Venditto has been appointed editor-in-chief of its Web publishing unit. In this newly created position, Venditto is responsible for all editorial operations of the 16 Web sites that make up

"Having Gus Venditto in this vital role will enhance's position as the authority for information about the Internet for developers, industry professionals and sophisticated Internet users," said Chris Elwell, vice president and general manager of "We're fortunate to have the benefit of Gus's 14 years experience in editorial management in the Internet and computing fields," Elwell added.

"The critical acclaim for's sites is widespread and marketers recognize the benefit of reaching the large and focused audience attracted by our high-quality content," said Elwell. The editors of Ziff-Davis' PC Magazine selected four sites in their "Today's 100 Best Sites' cover story February 10, 1998. was second only to Microsoft for the largest percentage of winners in all categories owned by a single company in the PC Magazine list. In addition, five sites were named to the annual "Best of the Web" list by CMP Media�s HomePC magazine last month.

" is in a unique position to shape the future of e-commerce," Venditto said.

"Our challenge is to continue serving the builders of the Internet through a period of hyper-growth with even more in-depth information." Venditto was most recently editor-in-chief of Mecklermedia's Internet World magazine. In 1992, he was founding editor-in-chief of Ziff-Davis' Windows Sources magazine. From 1984 to 1992 he served with PC Magazine in a variety of roles from managing editor to executive editor in charge of the labs, software, news, and interactive online services. Mr. Venditto is the author of seven books and more than 300 magazine articles, and has appeared on CNN, "The Wall Street Journal Report," and numerous radio shows.

Mecklermedia's provides real-time news and information resources for Web developers, Internet industry professionals and sophisticated Internet users. In total, the sites ( that make up receive more than 8 million page views monthly. The sites are:

The Network Web Site URL
The List - The Definitive Directory of ISPs
Search Engine Watch
Internet World Daily
Electronic Commerce Guide
Java Boutique
Stroud's CWSApps List
Internet ProductWatch
Cool Central
Mecklermedia Corporation, based in Westport, Connecticut, is a leading provider of Internet information through its Internet World publication, its Internet World trade shows, and . Mecklermedia's global presence includes Internet World trade shows and licensed publications throughout Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Dara Tyson
Mecklermedia Corporation
(203) 341-2972
[email protected]

Norman Iannarelli
Mecklermedia Corporation
(203) 341-2959
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