OLD Media Moves

Former ComputerWorld editor returns

November 13, 2006

Bill Laberis, who was editor in chief of ComputerWorld from 1986 to 1996, is returning to the publication as vice president of custom content strategy, according to a release.

ComputerWorldDuring Laberis’ editorial tenure, Computerworld won more than 80 awards for editorial and design excellence, including the Computer Press Association’s award as Best Computer Newspaper an unprecedented three times. Laberis was also frequent speaker and keynoter, delivering more than 100 speeches and addresses while writing more than 400 signed editorials.

He was often quoted in the business media as an industry spokesperson; wrote for Bill Laberisseveral publications, including the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal; was a frequent contributor to panel sessions at major industry trade shows; and served on the boards of advisors of several major conferences.

Since leaving Computerworld, Laberis was founder and president of Bill Laberis Associates, a custom publishing and media consulting company. His company produced special supplements, magazines, newsletters, Webcasts, content-oriented marketing materials and other special customer publications for nearly all first and second tier vendors in the computer industry. His company’s work included all content and design creation for the quarterly magazine Microsoft Executive Circle Magazine, read by more than 120,000 business and technology managers in North America and produced from 2001 to 2005.

“The Internet has had a dramatic impact on the publishing business – both traditional print journalism and custom content development – and it is obvious that Computerworld understands how to effectively lead this communication revolution,� said Laberis. “Computerworld has always respected the clear delineation between traditional editorial and custom content, while bringing the same commitment to quality and IT insight to both offerings.�

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