M-Business Magazine Launches With Prominent Editorial Team

CMP Media's Newest Publication Lures Seasoned Industry and Technology Staff

Sep 07, 2000, 01:00 ET from CMP Media Inc.

    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
     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
     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
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