CBS Interactive takes home gold at 2011 IT Journalism Awards

CNET Australia wins Best Title, Best Personal Technology Coverage. Chris Duckett named Best Technical Journalist.

Sydney, April 23rd, 2012 - CBS Interactive, Australia's premier online content network for technology, gaming and entertainment, has taken home top accolades at the 2011 IT Journalism Awards. CBS Interactive is best known for strong-performing brands CNET Australia, GameSpot AU, TechRepublic, and ZDNet Australia.

CNET Australia, the number one consumer tech destination in Australia, was named the Best Title in 2011 and presented with the coveted Gold Lizzie award. CNET was also recognized for its contribution to personal technology winning the Best Personal Technology Coverage award, and Highly Commended for the Best Website category.

"These awards are a industry recognition of all the amazing work the CNET team have done in the last 12 months," said Jo Gaines, General Manager, Consumer, of CBS Interactive. "We've made a great website even better and will continue to lead the way in consumer technology with Editor Seamus Byrne at the helm."

TechRepublic, the premier community and advice portal for information technology enthusiasts, also celebrated a win at the 2011 IT Journalism awards with Editor Chris Duckett taking home the gong for Best Technical Journalist.

Below is a full list of awards:

Best Title (Gold Lizzie) - CNET Australia
Best Personal Technology Coverage - CNET Australia
Best Website (Highly Commended) - CNET Australia
Best Technical Journalist - Chris Duckett, TechRepublic
Best Gaming Journalist (Highly Commended) - Laura Parker, GameSpot AU
Best New Journalist (Highly Commended) - Josh Taylor, ZDNet Australia

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Gregory Tilney
Product and Communications Executive - CBS Interactive
P: (02) 8514-9926 / M: 0413 533 031
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