MECKLERMEDIA NAMES VENDITTO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF INTERNET.COM
(Westport, CT--January 29, 1998) -- Mecklermedia Corporation (Nasdaq:MECK) today announced that Gus Venditto has been appointed editor-in-chief of its Internet.com Web publishing unit. In this newly created position, Venditto is responsible for all editorial operations of the 16 Web sites that make up Internet.com.
"Having Gus Venditto in this vital role will enhance Internet.com'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 Internet.com. "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 Internet.com'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 Internet.com sites in their "Today's 100 Best Sites' cover story February 10, 1998. Internet.com 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 Internet.com sites were named to the annual "Best of the Web" list by CMP Media’s HomePC magazine last month.
"Internet.com 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 Internet.com provides real-time news and information resources for Web developers, Internet industry professionals and sophisticated Internet users. In total, the sites (http://www.internet.com) that make up Internet.com receive more than 8 million page views monthly. The sites are:
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