CMP Media's TechWeb Names Fredric Paul Executive Editor

Former Executive Editor of and Founding Editor of CNET Joins TechWeb

Aug 8, 2001

CMP Media's TechWeb (, today announced that award-winning technology writer, editor, and Web site builder Fredric Paul, formerly a CNET executive editor, has taken the helm as the site's executive editor. Paul brings more than 20 years of experience developing print and online content that helps individuals and enterprises understand and use technology. He replaces former director of editorial operations Aaron Fischer who leaves TechWeb to pursue his own Web consulting company.

Paul will be responsible for TechWeb's content and day-to-day operations. TechWeb, the first online source of IT-related news and information, was recently re-launched to consolidate online content from multiple CMP Media Business Technology Group (BTG) publications, including,, and, to serve up custom-designed information for busy business-technology professionals. Paul will report to Mike Azzara, Director of Content Development for CMP's BTG.

"Paul's extensive knowledge of business technology, combined with his online experience, will further accelerate the development of TechWeb," said Azzara. "Our goal is to continually increase our efficiency in identifying critical information for business technology professionals. We are excited to have Paul on board to help us implement our next step in that process, contextual linking."

TechWeb's unique mix of content and context for business technology professionals makes it a perfect outlet for Paul's extensive experience in both Web building and technology journalism. "I'm incredibly excited about the opportunity to help lead TechWeb to the next level," Paul said. "I'm thrilled to be working with the terrific TechWeb staff to make the site even more useful for IT professionals."

Paul's online experience began in 1995 as executive editor of the flagship site and continued as founding editor of CNET After CNET, he spent almost two years as vice president of Content/Programming for, which was acquired by NBC Internet Inc. Since leaving, Paul has worked with a variety of high-profile companies, including,, PC World magazine, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

From 1996 to 1998, Paul and his CNET staff collected three successive Computer Press Awards for Best Online How-To. Prior to, Paul was editor in chief of IDG's Electronic Entertainment magazine, which chronicled the rise of the CD-ROM and computer-game industries. Paul's print career includes senior positions at a long list of business technology magazines, including PC World Lotus Edition, PC/Computing, High Technology Business, and CMP's CommunicationsWeek, now known as Internet Week.

About CMP's TechWeb

CMP Media's TechWeb ( is the network for Business Technology professionals with purchasing power. With up-to-the-minute IT-related news and information from, and, TechWeb continues assisting business technology professionals to make timely, well-informed buying decisions. CMP's news and information is created and managed by a team of experienced and talented journalists that know the IT industry inside and out. TechWeb debuted in 1994 as the first online news source for IT news and information on the Web.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

   Michael Grover
   CMP Media's TechWeb



Contact: Michael Grover of CMP Media's TechWeb, +1-781-839-1213,


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