IDG News Service

IDG's Niccolai to Bateman Group

James Niccolai has departed the IDG News Service to become director of content and media strategy for Bateman Group. Why did he leave IDG after almost 20 years? "I was ready for a change," James said in an email. "I've loved being a journalist but I didn't want to do the same thing all my life."

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Profile: Katherine Noyes, IDG

Unlike most of the reporters you pitched this year, IDG News Service senior correspondent Katherine Noyes is a former senior copy editor and adjunct college instructor. That makes her a language expert. Her years of covering Linux and open source make her a tech expert, too.

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IDG Lays Off Edit Veterans

IDG News Service this week laid off seven reporters as IDG prepares to begin its next fiscal year on Oct. 1. We know of no edit losses at Computerworld, Network World or other IDG brands. Please let us know if you know of any employment opps for any of those affected, or by all means contact the individuals directly.

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SWMS Profile: Nick Barber, multimedia correspondent, IDG News Service

Nick Barber saw it coming -- the video, the global angle, the storytelling. While much of the rest of tech media was out writing articles -- and still is -- this IDG reporter was hopping from one continent to another, doing stand-ups by day and FTP-ing big fat files up to the server by night.

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