InformationWeek Announces New Editor In Chief for

Laurianne McLaughlin to Lead Editorial Strategy for InformationWeek's Award-Winning Site for Millions of Business Technology Executives Worldwide

May 25, 2011

MANHASSET, N.Y., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek, the leading IT brand focused on the business value of technology, today announced Laurianne McLaughlin as editor in chief of  In her new role, McLaughlin will shape the site's editorial strategy and direction, as well as oversee day-to-day coverage.  McLaughlin was most recently at as managing editor.  

"We're thrilled to have someone with Laurianne's deep experience and many talents join the InformationWeek editorial team," says Rob Preston, VP and editor in chief of InformationWeek.  "We met with many very talented people for this position, and Laurianne's combination of editorial integrity and accomplishment, industry expertise, knowledge of and affinity for our readers, and deep roots in SEO, social media, and online metrics really stood out and impressed us."

McLaughlin will lead an award-winning team of reporters and editors as she oversees news, analysis and opinion coverage for  She will also work closely with Preston, InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson and other editors to expand the site's community of engaged readers, enhance the site's usability and continue to add compelling features and functionality.

"I am excited to join an editorial team of this caliber.  I look forward to serving's mission by emphasizing expert reporting on today's core IT topics, authoritative analysis, and use of social media to stay close to readers," said Laurianne McLaughlin.  

McLaughlin comes to more than 18 years in journalism. After joining CIO Magazine in 2006 as technology editor, Laurianne did a mix of print and online work before becoming senior news editor for in 2009. Her work at has won multiple ASBPE (American Society of Business Publication Editors) awards, including ASBPE's 2010 B2B Web Site of the year award. Before joining, she served as a senior editor, online for Business 2.0 and as a senior editor for IDG's PC World, the leading technology magazine for consumers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Follow Laurianne on Twitter at @lmclaughlin. averages six million page views monthly, serving more than two million unique visitors.  It is the flagship property within InformationWeek's business technology online network, which includes, Wall Street & Technology,, and  The InformationWeek Business Technology Network is also scheduled to launch BYTE in mid-July.  

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