Introduces Online Editorial Community; Readers Interact With Colleagues and Journalists

Listening Post Is Integrated Into's Vast Array of Editorial Services for IT Professionals

Jul 10, 2001

Today,, announced the Listening Post (, a revolutionary online forum where readers and journalists interact with each other. Using this new service, InformationWeek readers can participate in an online community by posting questions, comments and opinions based on columns and featured stories that appear on and in the weekly magazine. This new Web-based community enables readers and journalists to find out what their peers and other industry experts have to say about IT related trends, issues, and topics.

"The Listening Post serves as an online 'water cooler' for IT professionals. It's a place for us to discuss a variety of IT-related topics while networking with our peers," said Rusty Weston, editor, "By offering this online community we are eagerly looking forward to the ideas and feedback our readers will provide."

The Listening Post allows InformationWeek readers, editors and columnists to read and respond to messages at any time of the day or night. The discussion area is organized into two sections: Talk Shop focuses on IT-related topics and issues, while Water Cooler covers topics of interest to our readers and journalists.

Participating in a Listening Post discussion is easy and intuitive. A reader clicks on the journalist's name, the article hotlink or the 'Listening Post' hotlink. After registering their name and email address, they can immediately post comments or ask a question. The discussion software is threaded to allow messages and replies to be posted in an organized structure.

Listening Post will feature well-respected CMP journalists, including Bob Evans, John Soat, John Foley, Clint Wilder, Judith Hurwitz, Rusty Weston, Herb Lovelace and Fred Langa.

The Listening Post is run by site editor and community manager Esther Schindler who brings 16 years of high tech experience to the new service. is part of CMP Media's TechWeb, the network of sites for Business Technology Professionals with purchasing power.

About InformationWeek

InformationWeek helps the people who buy, build and manage technology drive business innovation powered by technology. In addition to the weekly magazine, InformationWeek provides a platform of information solutions including, InformationWeek Research, InformationWeek Events, which includes the InformationWeek Conference for business and technology executives and InformationWeek Daily, an e-mail news service. In May 2001, InformationWeek was named one of the nation's Top 10 B2B Media Powerhouses by Advertising Age's B2B.

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, 781-839-1213,


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