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'Computerworld,' 'Network World' to switch from tabloid to magazine format

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Framingham, Mass.—IDG Corp. plans to shrink the print editions of Computerworld and Network World from tabloid to newsmagazine formats. The changes go into effect with the July issues of the magazines.

"Given the financial pressure we're under in mailing these things out, we thought it was time to save the money and take advantage of the new format," said Matt Sweeney, CEO of Computerworld, in a statement. He added that U.S. Postal Service fees are lower for newsmagazines because they usually weigh less than tabloids.

The announcement came less than a week after IDG said it was shuttering the print edition of InfoWorld.

Once the changes are made IDG will no longer have any tabloid-sized magazines in its portfolio.

—Matthew Schwartz

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