CNET Reporters Named Most Influential Business Journalists

Ian Fried and Jim Hu in TJFR Group's 2001 "30 Under 30"



Jai Singh, CNET Networks Editor In Chief, News, inducted into Business

Journalism Hall of Fame



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from CNET Networks, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CNET Networks, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: CNET), the global source of information and commerce services for the
 technology industry, today announced that Ian Fried and Jim Hu, both reporters
 for its award-winning CNET News.com technology news site, www.news.com, are
 among those honored in TJFR's 2001 "30 Most Influential Business Journalists
 Under 30" magazine.
     The TJFR Group is the preeminent source of intelligence about business
 journalists and business news organizations.  Its highly coveted "30 Under 30"
 magazine, produced annually, recognizes the industry's thirty top up-and-
 coming business journalists under the age of 30 who demonstrate the highest
 standards of professional performance in business journalism.  The magazine is
 respected among major news organizations as an indicator of names to watch in
 business journalism.
     "This honor represents the top quality talent we have on our News.com
 team," said Barry Briggs, President of CNET Networks Media. "Ian and Jim
 individually exhibit incredible acumen and sophistication in their reporting,
 and have made tremendous contributions in bringing CNET to the forefront of
 technology news.  We're proud of their accomplishments and of this
 recognition."
     Ian Fried covers personal technology for News.com, specifically Apple,
 handheld computers and Internet Appliances. Prior to joining CNET News.com,
 Fried was a reporter for BridgeNews, a global financial news wire, the Orange
 County Business Journal, the Orange County Register, and has also written
 articles for Investor's Business Daily and the London Independent.
     Jim Hu has been at CNET News.com since 1997 and currently works out of the
 New York City bureau. He primarily covers new and traditional media companies,
 such as AOL Time Warner, Yahoo, Microsoft's MSN, Walt Disney, NBC,
 Bertelsmann, Viacom and Vivendi Universal. He also writes about online music,
 media convergence and the Internet's effect on popular culture.  Prior to
 CNET, Jim spent a year teaching English in Shanghai, China.
     Last month, The TJFR Group inducted Jai Singh, founding editor, Vice
 President and Editor-In-Chief of News, into its Business Journalism Hall of
 Fame. Singh was one of five new "Business News Luminaries of the Century"
 alongside fellow honorees from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los
 Angeles Times, and Business Week.
     CNET Networks' technology information Web sites, CNET, www.cnet.com, and
 ZDNet, www.zdnet.com, have recently been honored with several other
 prestigious awards.  They included three Maggie Awards from the Western
 Publications Association, honoring editorial design and promotion excellence.
 In addition, CNET Networks' ZDNet News site, http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/,
 recently won the esteemed Software and Information Industry Association's
 (SIIA) Codie Award for the "Best Online News Site".
     "These recognitions speak to the quality and creativity of our editorial
 products, and to the importance of our focus on technology, the Internet's
 largest vertical market," added Briggs.
 
     About CNET Networks
     CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET), is the global source of information
 and commerce services for the technology industry.  As a top 10 Internet
 company with established Web sites in 25 countries and content in 18
 languages, CNET Networks connects buyers, sellers and suppliers throughout the
 IT supply chain with award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices,
 television, radio and print.  Its respected brand portfolio includes CNET,
 ZDNet, mySimon, News.com, Computer Shopper magazine, and CNET Radio, as well
 as CNET ChannelServices, including CNET DataServices and CNET ChannelOnline.
 The company's vision is to educate and empower people and businesses by
 unlocking the potential of the technology world to make things easier and
 faster, and by helping them make smarter buying decisions.
 
     Contact: Elzy Sklar, 212 503-3806, elzy_sklar@zdnet.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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SOURCE CNET Networks, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CNET Networks, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: CNET), the global source of information and commerce services for the
 technology industry, today announced that Ian Fried and Jim Hu, both reporters
 for its award-winning CNET News.com technology news site, www.news.com, are
 among those honored in TJFR's 2001 "30 Most Influential Business Journalists
 Under 30" magazine.
     The TJFR Group is the preeminent source of intelligence about business
 journalists and business news organizations.  Its highly coveted "30 Under 30"
 magazine, produced annually, recognizes the industry's thirty top up-and-
 coming business journalists under the age of 30 who demonstrate the highest
 standards of professional performance in business journalism.  The magazine is
 respected among major news organizations as an indicator of names to watch in
 business journalism.
     "This honor represents the top quality talent we have on our News.com
 team," said Barry Briggs, President of CNET Networks Media. "Ian and Jim
 individually exhibit incredible acumen and sophistication in their reporting,
 and have made tremendous contributions in bringing CNET to the forefront of
 technology news.  We're proud of their accomplishments and of this
 recognition."
     Ian Fried covers personal technology for News.com, specifically Apple,
 handheld computers and Internet Appliances. Prior to joining CNET News.com,
 Fried was a reporter for BridgeNews, a global financial news wire, the Orange
 County Business Journal, the Orange County Register, and has also written
 articles for Investor's Business Daily and the London Independent.
     Jim Hu has been at CNET News.com since 1997 and currently works out of the
 New York City bureau. He primarily covers new and traditional media companies,
 such as AOL Time Warner, Yahoo, Microsoft's MSN, Walt Disney, NBC,
 Bertelsmann, Viacom and Vivendi Universal. He also writes about online music,
 media convergence and the Internet's effect on popular culture.  Prior to
 CNET, Jim spent a year teaching English in Shanghai, China.
     Last month, The TJFR Group inducted Jai Singh, founding editor, Vice
 President and Editor-In-Chief of News, into its Business Journalism Hall of
 Fame. Singh was one of five new "Business News Luminaries of the Century"
 alongside fellow honorees from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los
 Angeles Times, and Business Week.
     CNET Networks' technology information Web sites, CNET, www.cnet.com, and
 ZDNet, www.zdnet.com, have recently been honored with several other
 prestigious awards.  They included three Maggie Awards from the Western
 Publications Association, honoring editorial design and promotion excellence.
 In addition, CNET Networks' ZDNet News site, http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/,
 recently won the esteemed Software and Information Industry Association's
 (SIIA) Codie Award for the "Best Online News Site".
     "These recognitions speak to the quality and creativity of our editorial
 products, and to the importance of our focus on technology, the Internet's
 largest vertical market," added Briggs.
 
     About CNET Networks
     CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET), is the global source of information
 and commerce services for the technology industry.  As a top 10 Internet
 company with established Web sites in 25 countries and content in 18
 languages, CNET Networks connects buyers, sellers and suppliers throughout the
 IT supply chain with award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices,
 television, radio and print.  Its respected brand portfolio includes CNET,
 ZDNet, mySimon, News.com, Computer Shopper magazine, and CNET Radio, as well
 as CNET ChannelServices, including CNET DataServices and CNET ChannelOnline.
 The company's vision is to educate and empower people and businesses by
 unlocking the potential of the technology world to make things easier and
 faster, and by helping them make smarter buying decisions.
 
     Contact: Elzy Sklar, 212 503-3806, elzy_sklar@zdnet.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X48186312
 
 SOURCE  CNET Networks, Inc.

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