PC World (magazine)
PC World Editor Steve Fox Categories Computer magazine Frequency Monthly Circulation 745,000 First issue March 1983 Company IDG Country United States Language English Website pcworld.com ISSN 0737-8939
PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. In each publication, PC World reviews and tests hardware and software products from a variety of manufacturers, as well as other technology related devices such as still and video cameras, audio devices and televisions.
The current editorial director of PC World is longtime tech journalist Steve Fox, effective with the December 2008 issue of the magazine. He replaced the magazine's veteran editor Harry McCracken, who resigned that spring, after some rocky times, including quitting and being rehired over editorial control issues in 2007.
The publication was announced at the COMDEX trade show in November 1982, and first appeared on newsstands in March 1983; its original staff consisted of people who had left PC Magazine en masse after that publication was acquired by Ziff Davis.
The magazine was founded by David Bunnell and Cheryl Woodard, and its first editor was Andrew Fluegelman.
PC World's magazine and web site have won a number of awards from Folio, the American Society of Business Publication Editors, MIN, the Western Publications Association, and other organizations; it is also one of the few technology magazines to have been a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
Many well-known technology writers have contributed to PC World, including Steve Bass, Daniel Tynan, Christina Wood, Stephen Manes, Lincoln Spector, Stewart Alsop, David Coursey, James A. Martin, and others. Editors have included Harry Miller, Richard Landry, Eric Knorr, Phil Lemmons, Cathryn Baskin, Kevin McKean, and Harry McCracken.
In 2005 the show Digital Duo was slightly rebranded and relaunched as PC World's Digital Duo and ran for an additional 26 episodes.
As of 2006, PC World's audited rate base of 750,000 makes it the largest-circulation computing magazine in the world.
On January 9, 2007, senior editor Rex Farrance was killed after being shot during a home-invasion robbery attempt.
Based in San Francisco, PC World's original edition is published in the United States however it is also available in other countries (51 in total), sometimes under a different name:
- PC World in Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India (from July 2006), Italy, Kosovo, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, Ecuador.
- PC Advisor in Ireland and the United Kingdom. (Another now-discontinued magazine called Personal Computer World and a PC World retailer —neither related to the PC World magazine —already exist or existed in those markets.)
- PC Welt, is the German-language edition.
- Info Komputer, is the Indonesian-language edition.
- Kompiuterija, is the Lithuanian-language edition.
- Thế Giới Vi Tính, is the Vietnamese-language edition (also called PC World Vietnam).
- Computer!Totaal, is the Dutch-language edition
- Mikro - PC World, is the Serbian-language edition
In May, 2007, McCracken resigned abruptly under controversial circumstances. According to sources quoted in Wired Magazine, McCracken quit abruptly because the new CEO of PC World, Colin Crawford, tried to kill an unfavorable story about Apple and Steve Jobs. Crawford responded, calling media reports of McCracken's resignation "inaccurate." CNET later reported that McCracken had told colleagues that IDG "was pressuring him to avoid stories that were critical of major advertisers." On May 9, Crawford was transferred to another department and McCracken returned to PC World until his departure in 2008.
- ^ [http://www.marketing.pcworld.com/site/print_circulation.html PCWorld Marketing — Advertising — Print Circulation Information
- ^ "IDG Print Publication: PCWorld". http://www.idg.com/www/IDGProducts.nsf/0/B43C91860903F620852578D80052B169.
- ^ "Goodbye, Kind PC World". http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/007041.html.
- ^ "Editor in Chief Harry McCracken Returns to PCW". http://www.pcworld.com/article/131702/editor_in_chief_harry_mccracken_returns_to_pcw.html.
- ^ "contact Us." PC World Communications. Retrieved on December 29, 2009.
- ^ Wise, Deborah (December 20, 1982). "Staff walks out on PC Magazine, starts new journal". InfoWorld (Popular Computing, Inc.) 4 (50): pp. 1, 10. ISSN 0199-6649. http://books.google.com/books?id=FTAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA1.
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- ^ PC World - Rex Farrance Remembered
- ^ Kim Zetter, "PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story" in Wired magazine, 2 May 2007.
- ^ "PC World editor quits during dispute over Apple story" in AppleInsider, 3 May 2007.
- ^ Tom Krazit, "PC World editor resigns over apparent ad pressure" from CNet, 2 May 2007.
- ^ "Editor quits after PC Mag kills Apple story" from MacNN, 3 May 2007.
- ^ Ramon G. McLeod, "Editor in Chief Harry McCracken Returns to PCW" from PC World.com, 9 May 2007.
- PC World Magazine website
- Official mobile website
- PC World Bulgaria website
- PC World Romania website
- PC World Italy website
- PC World India website
- PC World Albanian website
- PC World Polish website
- PC Welt German website
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