OLD Media Moves

Computerworld publishing last print edition next week

June 20, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Scott Finnie, the editor in chief of Computerworld, posted the following on the magazine’s website:

On June 23, we will publish the last print issue of Computerworld.

It was 47 years ago, almost to the day, that Computerworld‘s very first issue rolled off the presses: June 21, 1967. The newspaper’s first publisher was the late Patrick J. McGovern, who was the founder and chairman of International Data Group (IDG), Computerworld‘s parent company.

It’s sad to lose anything that has endured so long. But we are merely taking part in the natural evolution of the media industry, like so many great publications before us. Trains, after all, were once powered by coal and steam; Computerworld is moving from paper to electrons.

Our talented editors will continue to create all the content that has until now appeared in the print publication, just as they always have. That includes coverage of enterprise technologies, careers and management, plus expert analysis and news. Our thriving Computerworld.com website, launched in 1996, is the primary home of our content. Due to space restraints, the printed edition represents a small subset of our overall editorial offering. There’s a lot more to explore online.

To make it easier to navigate, we will be rolling out a significant redesign of Computerworld.com later this summer. The current site emphasizes news. One of our primary design goals is to make feature articles, opinions, special projects (such as our 100 Best Places to Work in IT package, which is featured in this issue) and other stories far more visible.

Read more here.

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