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
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
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