SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Media Inc.'s new M-Business magazine, set to launch in October, today announced its core editorial launch team. The staff is led by editorial director Morwenna Marshall, who crafted the mission and focus of the magazine. Marshall, who is responsible for the overall content strategy and integrity of the magazine, as well as the complementary news-driven Web site mbizcentral.com, has two previous magazine launches under her belt. She has served as editor-in-chief of a number of strategic enterprise publications including SAP Technical Journal, DB2 Magazine, and Teradata Review. "CMP has made a major commitment to help define the new mobile market space with M-Business magazine," said Manny Sawit, executive director of CMP's Internet & Mobile Division, the group that produces M-Business. "As the leader of the editorial team, Mo is charged with guiding that vision and producing content that provides business leaders with the analysis and insight essential to gaining a foothold in the new mobile economy." Marshall will work closely with executive editor Galen Gruman, formerly executive editor of Upside and MacWorld magazines. Gruman also served as the West coast bureau chief of Computer World. As executive editor, Gruman is responsible for managing the editorial focus from issue to issue, keeping M-Business on top of the key market issues and trends. M-Business' East Coast Bureau Chief, Margie Semilof, has covered the communications and networking industries since 1984 as a reporter and an editor. She helped launch Computerworld's first networking publication, relaunched as Network World. She also writes for, and edited Communications Week, TechWeb and most recently CRN [Computer Reseller News], another CMP publication. News Editor Susan Kuchinskas comes to M-Business from Business 2.0, where she was a senior writer covering the advertising and marketing beats. Her experience includes stints as senior reporter for AdWeek IQ, reporter for Reuters Advertising and Market Desk, contributing writer for Wired News, and freelance assignments for consumer and business publications including Time, Wired, Salon, the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News. Two associate editors, Brian McDonough and Keri Hayes, round out the core editorial team contributing policy and Internet expertise respectively. McDonough was assistant editor of Government Technology magazine after serving as their online news editor. He was also an editor and writer at newspapers in Southern California and Tokyo. Hayes was previously managing editor at Computer Currents magazine and AlterNet.org and assistant editor at Web Techniques, another of CMP's leading business and technology publications. MBizCentral.com, the magazine's online partner site is led by online executive editor Donna Hemmila. She most recently served as weekend editor at CBS.MarketWatch.com prior to joining M-Business. Prior to that she was managing editor for East Bay Business Times and business reporter for San Francisco Business Times. A Seasoned Staff M-Business' core writing team includes three investigative reporters: David Cassel, a recognized expert on technology culture and online services, who has been regularly quoted in America's leading newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angles Times, Boston Globe, and the San Jose Mercury News. Jim Rendon comes to M-Business from Verde.com and Metro, Silicon Valley's alternative weekly, and was awarded the Reader's Digest Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998. His work has also appeared in Salon and the East Bay Express. Justin Frimmer was previously a regular contributor to Venture Capital Online and Worth Online. He has also written business articles, travel articles and book reviews for numerous Web sites and magazines. The International Team Contributing writer Josh Smith, a London-based journalist, specializes in advertising and marketing. He writes regularly for Smart Business, Practical Internet, Web Techniques magazine, WebReview.com, Amazon.com, Wired, the Daily Telegraph, the London Times and many others. Bob Emmerson is a freelance writer and consultant based in The Netherlands. He has worked as a design engineer in the aerospace industry, a technical journalist, and as a copywriter. He writes about information technology and computer technology for various magazines and business newspapers. About CMP Media Inc. CMP Media Inc. (www.cmpnet.com) 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.
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