Boston--International Data Group announced the appointment of Rick LePage as president-editorial director of Mac Publishing L.L.C. and publisher of Macworld. In 1985, LePage co-founded the "MacInTouch" newsletter. He was later publisher and editor in chief of MacWeek. He was appointed editor in chief of Macworld in 2001. In his new role, LePage will be responsible for Macworld magazine and its associated online properties, Macworld.com and MacCentral.com, as well as Linuxworld.com and Javaworld.com, which are also managed by Mac Publishing.