Wired News Expands Staff, Names Former CNET News.com Senior Editor Evan Hansen as Editor in Chief of Wired News Paul Van De Kamp, New National Sales Director



Wired News Receives Six Maggie Awards Nominations and Two Wins for Online

Journalistic Excellence



    WALTHAM, Mass., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com),
 a leading provider of search, community and technology lifestyle destinations,
 today announced the following information from Wired News
 (http://www.wired.com), an award-winning source of exclusive, original news
 chronicling the impact of technology, science and the internet on business,
 politics, culture and people's daily lives.
     Wired News has appointed Evan Hansen as the site's new editor in chief.
 Hansen comes to Wired News from CNET News.com, where he was responsible for
 overseeing all digital media, internet policy, telecommunications and consumer
 technology coverage for the site.  His work has been recognized in numerous
 awards, including honors from the Society of Professional Journalists,
 Columbia School of Journalism and the Society of American Business Editors and
 Writers.
     Additionally, Wired News named Paul Van de Kamp as its new national sales
 director.  Van de Kamp was most recently VP of national sales for LA.com, a
 Gannet publication.  Previously, he was senior director at Overture and
 western regional manager at ESPN.com.
     "The addition of Evan and Paul to our team is significant as we continue
 to expand on Wired News' position as a leading online destination," said
 Alison Macondray, general manager of Wired News.  "Evan brings excellent
 journalism skills, a broad understanding of our subject matter and proven
 leadership to our newsroom.  Likewise, Paul brings broad industry knowledge of
 online advertising, from brand advertising to search, and will leverage our
 brand equity to its full potential."
     Wired News has also made two other recent additions to its editorial
 staff.  Mark McClusky has joined as Wired News' new games editor.  McClusky
 comes to Wired News most recently from Mobile Magazine, where he was an
 associate editor.  Previously McClusky was director of live operations and
 editor in chief of EA.com, as well as a reporter and editor at Sports
 Illustrated.  Kevin Poulsen also joins the site's staff as a senior reporter.
 A recognized expert in computer security and electronic privacy, Poulsen was
 previously news editor at SecurityFocus.com.
     Wired News' recent hires place an emphasis on quality content and expert
 sales support, at a time when the online publishing industry is coming into
 its own.  According to a recent Forrester research survey, total U.S. online
 advertising and marketing spending will reach $14.7 billion in 2005, a 23
 percent increase over 2004.  Further, 84 percent of marketers plan to increase
 their online ad budgets in 2005.  Forrester forecasts this trend to continue,
 with a projected $26 billion spent in online marketing by 2010.
     As readers shift to the web from traditional news venues such as
 newspapers and television, Wired News is solidifying its position as a
 trusted, quality information source.
     Recently, the site added to its growing list of peer-reviewed honors,
 receiving two Maggie Awards at the Western Publications Association's 54th
 Annual Maggie Awards, announced April 22 in Los Angeles.  The site won in the
 Best Article/Consumer category for its March 29 article "How E-Voting
 Threatens Democracy," by Wired News senior reporter Kim Zetter.
     Wired News also won for Best Regularly Featured Web Column in the consumer
 category for its Sex Drive column, written by Wired News correspondent Regina
 Lynn.  Also nominated in this category was the Media Hack column by
 correspondent Adam Penenberg.  The site is also a 2005 finalist for both a
 Webby Award for best news site and an IRE Award for investigative journalism.
 
     About Wired News
     Wired News (http://www.wired.com) is a leader in online journalism,
 providing a daily source of exclusive, original news, features and commentary
 on the impact of technology, science and the internet on business, politics,
 culture and people's daily lives.  The site has been nominated 23 times for
 online journalism awards and has won numerous awards, including the 2004 IRE
 Award for investigative journalism and the 2003 People's Choice Webby award
 for overall excellence.  The site was also honored in MediaPosts's 2005 Top 45
 Best of the Web, as well as PC Magazine's 2004 "Top Websites You Didn't Know
 You Couldn't Live Without."  Wired News is also the online home of WIRED
 Magazine, which just won the 2005 National Magazine Award.
 
     About Lycos, Inc.
     Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum
 Communications Corp., a leading Internet portal and e-commerce destination in
 Korea with a growing presence throughout the Asian markets.  Lycos, Inc.
 creates and operates search, community and technology lifestyle sites
 including Lycos.com, Hotbot.com, Wired.com, Tripod.com, Angelfire.com and
 Quote.com.  Other Lycos products and sites include Lycos Mail, Gamesville and
 GetRelevant.  Lycos was acquired by Korean Daum Communications Corp. in
 October 2004 and has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.  Daum
 Communications Corp. is traded on the KOSDAQ: 035720, http://www.daum.net.
     Lycos(R) is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University.  All
 other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Daum
 Communications Corp., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners.  All rights
 reserved.
 
 

SOURCE Lycos, Inc.

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