IDG's Promotes Steve Fox to Publisher

Posted on September 16, 1999

PC World Communications, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steve Fox to publisher of its website, He adds the title of publisher to his responsibilities as editor-in-chief for the online publication. Fox will oversee the editorial direction for the site, which -- in addition to PC World print content and original online reporting on the main site -- includes TipWorld and WebShopper.

"Steve has an ambitious vision for, as well as a long history with the PC World audience," said Kelly Conlin, president and CEO of International Data Group. "His leadership will continue the integration between PC World's print and online properties -- leveraging each to build one of the strongest brands in the business. The site is intended to be a major online initiative for IDG and will be its main portal for business computing."

In the next few months, Fox plans to enhance editorial offerings currently on In addition to augmenting the existing reviews, he will add regular online columns, create a more robust features section, and further develop the news section to report on events and products that affect business buyers.

"This is an excellent opportunity to combine the strong consumer-advocacy of the print publication with the immediacy of the Internet," commented Steve Fox. "The world's largest computer magazine, PC World is the leader in its field -- and will continue to build on that successful print franchise to deliver high-quality online information to PC-proficient managers who buy and use technology in their businesses and homes."

Before signing on as editor-in-chief last month, Fox served as PC World's editor for 18 months. Previously, he was editor-in-chief at The Web Magazine, a monthly consumer magazine (also published by IDG) that he launched, along with its companion website, in September 1996. Before signing on at The Web, Fox spent five and a half years at PC World, first as managing editor, then senior editor, and eventually as executive editor for features.