``Federal Computer Week'' and FCW.com Announce Plans for New Format and Editorial Enhancements in 2004

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--()--Dec. 8, 2003--FCW Media Group today announced that it will unveil a new format and enhanced editorial content for both "Federal Computer Week" and FCW.com, the magazine's companion Web site, with the first issue of the new year, January 12, 2004. These changes reflect a continued effort to provide readers with more extensive, in-depth information tools that help them buy, manage and use technology in government.

"Our readers work at the intersection of government, business and technology," said FCW Media Group's Publisher Anne Armstrong. "They need an information partner with integrated coverage of these issues to help meet their agencies' missions and get more done. Each week, 'Federal Computer Week' focuses on these critical topics to supply the essential information that helps build smart government."

The planned enhancements will capitalize on the relationship between the magazine and Web site. They include:

-- A larger, easy-to-navigate format for "Federal Computer Week," which creates more editorial space and allows for easier insertion of special reports and other relevant materials.

-- Home Page, a weekly roundup of the week's top news stories in a concise format.

-- News stories referenced in Home Page will be available in full on FCW Download at FCW.com. FCW Download will serve as an online resource for "Federal Computer Week" readers, providing source material, related stories and links, and other documents cited in magazine articles.

-- Expanded feature stories, with more in-depth analysis of the most important topics, people, developments and innovations in government, business and technology.

-- Original research across a series of critical topics, presented in special editorial reports and within key feature stories.

-- An enhanced table of contents, Site Map, which highlights the week's news, analysis and features.

-- The Flip Side, the magazine's new final section, offers a weekly roundup of statistics, quotable quotes and miscellaneous items of interest, presented with an irreverent air that offers an unusual yet informative perspective on the government market.

"'Federal Computer Week' enjoys such high readership because we continue to innovate," said John Monroe, the magazine's editor. "Our plans for 2004 demonstrate a commitment to providing the deepest, most relevant and most compelling information resource in the market."

For more information about "Federal Computer Week's" new look and editorial enhancements or to take an online tour of the new design, visit www.fcw.com/redesign. To advertise, contact Jeff Calore at 703-876-5098 or jcalore@fcw.com. For details about new online sponsorship opportunities, contact Doug Mashkuri at 703-876-5144 or doug@fcw.com.

About FCW Media Group

FCW Media Group's products and services form an integrated information system that helps government IT decision-makers buy, manage and use technology. Its brands include "Federal Computer Week," FCW.com, the Government CIO Summits and the Federal 100 awards. In addition, the E-Gov Institute hosts a series of in-depth conferences and exhibitions focused on top government technology issues and solutions. FCW Media Group's brands reach all members of the IT buying team across federal, state and local government, and systems integrators. FCW Media Group is a division of 101communications, whose portfolio includes nine magazines, more than 35 worldwide conferences and extensive digital offerings in the United States and Europe. To learn more, visit www.fcw.com or www.101com.com.

Contacts

Federal Computer Week
Amy Fisher, 703-876-5148
afisher@fcw.com

Contacts

Federal Computer Week
Amy Fisher, 703-876-5148
afisher@fcw.com