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Encyclopedia > Ziff Davis
Ziff Davis Media
Type Privately Held, formerly public company.
Founded 1927
Headquarters New York City, Woburn, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California
Key people Jim Louderback Senior VP
Industry Magazine Publishing/Internet Information Provider
Products Magazines, Websites, Podcasts, Video Podcasts
Revenue $187.6 million (2005)
Employees ~500
Parent Ziff Davis Holdings Inc.
Website www.ziffdavis.com

Ziff Davis Inc. (ZD) is an American magazine publisher and Internet Information company. It was founded in 1927 in Chicago by William B. Ziff, Sr. and Bernard G. Davis. Throughout most of its history, it was a publisher of hobbyist magazines, often ones devoted to expensive, advertiser-rich hobbies such as cars, photography, and electronics. However, since 1980 onward, Ziff Davis has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... William B. Ziff, Sr. ... Bernard G. Davis was an American publishing executive. ...


Ziff Davis had several broadcasting properties, first in the mid-1970s, and later with its own technology network ZDTV, later renamed to TechTV, that was sold to Vulcan Ventures in 2001. Ziff Davis' magazine publishing offices are based in New York City and Woburn, while its internet properties are based in the San Francisco bay area, near the famous Silicon Valley. TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ... Vulcan Inc. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ...

Contents

History

Fiction and hobbyist magazines

In 1938, Ziff Davis acquired the science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, and soon added a new companion, Fantastic Adventures (FA). In 1954 FA was folded by merger into the newer Fantastic, founded in 1952 to great initial success. ZD published a number of other pulp magazines and, later, digest-sized fiction magazines in the 1940s and 1950s, and continued to publish Amazing and Fantastic till 1965. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Amazing Stories magazine, sometimes retitled Amazing Science Fiction, began in April 1926, becoming the first science fiction magazine and one of the pioneers of science fiction in the United States. ... Fantastic was a fantastic fiction magazine. ... Pulp magazines, often called simply the pulps, were inexpensive text fiction magazines widely published in the 1920s through the 1950s. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


William B. Ziff, Sr., died in 1953 and son William B. Ziff, Jr. returned from Germany to assume his role in the company. In 1958 Bernard G. Davis sold his share of Ziff Davis to found Davis Publications. Under the younger Ziff's direction, the company soon became a successful publisher of enthusiast magazines. Ziff Davis purchased titles like Car and Driver and by gearing content towards enthusiasts and readers who made purchasing decisions for their companies ("brand specifiers"), the company was able to attract advertising money that other, general-interest publications were losing. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William B. Ziff, Jr. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of Car and Driver from age of psychedelic lettering Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine. ...


In the 1970s and 1980s the company's success grew with this approach and a rapidly expanding interest in electronics and computing. With titles such as PC Magazine, Popular Electronics, and Computer Shopper, Ziff Davis rose to the top of the technology magazine business. PC Magazine is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July ) both in print and online. ... The cover of the premier issue of Popular Electronics magazine Popular Electronics was started by Ziff-Davis in October 1954. ... Computer Shopper is a magazine published monthly since 1988 in the UK by Felix Denniss company, Dennis Publishing Ltd. ...


Television stations

In 1979, Ziff Davis expanded into broadcasting, following an acquisition of television stations originally owned by greeting card company Rust Craft. Ziff Davis's stations included NBC affiliates WROC-TV in Rochester, New York and WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, CBS affiliates WEYI-TV in Saginaw, Michigan and WSTV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio (which changed its calls to WTOV-TV and its network affiliation to NBC after Ziff Davis assumed control of the station), and ABC affiliate WJKS-TV in Jacksonville, Florida (which would also switch to NBC shortly after its acquisition was finalized). These stations would be sold off to other owners (mainly "Television Station Partners") by the mid-1980s. NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WROC-TV is the CBS affiliate in Rochester, New York. ... Nickname: Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Government  - Mayor Robert Duffy Area  - City  37. ... WRCB-TV Channel 3 is an NBC affiliate based in Chattanooga, serving southeastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, northeastern Alabama, and Southwestern North Carolina. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... WEYI-TV (Channel 25/Digital Channel 30) is the NBC affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... WTOV is a television station in Steubenville, Ohio. ... Nickname: The City of Murals Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Jefferson Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area    - City (Land) 26. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WCWJ (WB 17, cable 9) was the WB affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Duval Government  - Mayor John Peyton (R) Area  - City  885 sq mi (2,264. ...

Current DMA# Market Station Years Owned Current Affiliation/Owner
50. Jacksonville, Florida WJKS-TV 17
(now WCWJ)
1979-82 CW affiliate owned by Media General
66. Saginaw - Flint, Michigan WEYI-TV 25 1979-83 NBC affiliate owned by Barrington Broadcasting
78. Rochester, New York WROC-TV 8 1979-83 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
86. Chattanooga, Tennessee WRCB-TV 3 1979-82 NBC affiliate owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.
155. Steubenville, Ohio - Wheeling, West Virginia WSTV-TV/
WTOV-TV 9
1979-83 NBC affiliate owned by Cox Enterprises

A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area, DMA or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content. ... Motto: Where Florida Begins Location in the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Duval Government  - Mayor John Peyton (R) Area  - City  885 sq mi (2,264. ... WCWJ (WB 17, cable 9) was the WB affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The CW Television Network, casually referred to as The CW, or most recently as The New CW (due to it being a new network) is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... Media General NYSE: MEG is a media company based in the Southeastern United States. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... WEYI-TV (Channel 25/Digital Channel 30) is the NBC affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan television market. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC (best known as Barrington Broadcasting), headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois is an entity wholly focused on broadcast television. ... Nickname: Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Government  - Mayor Robert Duffy Area  - City  37. ... WROC-TV is the CBS affiliate in Rochester, New York. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... WRCB-TV Channel 3 is an NBC affiliate based in Chattanooga, serving southeastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, northeastern Alabama, and Southwestern North Carolina. ... Sarkes Tarzian (1900-October 1987) was an Armenian-born US engineer, inventor, and broadcaster. ... Nickname: The City of Murals Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Jefferson Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area    - City (Land) 26. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... WTOV-TV, channel 9, is a television station in the United States. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ...

Technology magazines and web properties

Ziff Davis first started technology-themed publications in 1954, with Popular Electronics and, more briefly, Electronics World led more or less directly to its interest in home-computer magazines. Since then, Ziff Davis became a major player in the field of computer and internet related publishing. In 1982 it acquired PC Magazine. In 1988 it acquired the trade journal MacWEEK. In 1989 the company launched the ZDNet site. In 1995 it launched the magazine Yahoo! Internet Life, initially as ZD Internet Life. The magazine was meant to accompany and complement the site Yahoo!. The cover of the premier issue of Popular Electronics magazine Popular Electronics was started by Ziff-Davis in October 1954. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... PC Magazine is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July ) both in print and online. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... A trade journal is a periodical, magazine or publication printed with the intention of target marketing to a specific industry or type of trade/business. ... MacWEEK was a weekly paper publication that once had exclusive qualification for its readership. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... In 1989 Ziff Davis Inc. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Yahoo! Internet Life was a monthly magazine published by Ziff-Davis, which licensed the name from Yahoo!, a well known search engine website. ... “Yahoo” redirects here. ...


In 1998, Ziff Davis started ZDTV, a technology-themed television network. ZDTV was sold to Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. in 2000, and was renamed to TechTV. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Vulcan Inc. ... TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ...


In 2001 Ziff Davis Media Inc. reached an agreement with CNET Networks Inc. and ZDNet to regain the URLs lost in the 2000 sale of Ziff Davis Inc, to SoftBank. The Ziff Davis Media Inc. partnership of Willis Stein & Partners and James Dunning (former Ziff Davis CEO, chairman, and president) gained the online content licensing rights to 11 publications, including PC Magazine, CIO Insight and eWEEK, home to industry insider Spencer Katt. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ziff Davis Media Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SoftBank Corp. ... Ziff Davis Media Inc. ... eWeek:the Enterprise Newsweekly is a weekly magazine published by Ziff Davis Media, featuring editorials, reviews, labs and rumors. ...


Since 2004, Ziff Davis has annually hosted a trade show in New York City known as DigitalLife. DigitalLife showcases the newest technology in consumer electronics, gaming and entertainment. Unlike E3 or the Worldwide Developers Conference, DigitalLife is open to the public. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A trade fair (or trade show) is an exhibition organised so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... WWDC 2005, at Moscone Center The Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly abbreviated WWDC, is an annual trade show for Apple developers. ...


In November 2006, Ziff Davis announced the cancellation of the Official Playstation Magazine. They cited a lack of interest in the magazine (and its demo disk) due to digital distribution. OPM had run since 1997. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Current magazines

Current properties

Discontinued magazines and websites

Yahoo! Internet Life was a monthly magazine published by Ziff-Davis, which licensed the name from Yahoo!, a well known search engine website. ... PC/Computing (later Ziff-Davis Smart Computing) was a monthly Ziff Davis publication that for most of its run focused on publishing reviews of IBM-compatible (or Wintel) hardware and software and tips and reference information for users of such software and hardware. ... US PLaystation Magazine is a gaming magazine focused on Sony Playstation, PS2, and PS3 games and topics. ...

Sources

  • De la Merced, Michael J., "William B. Ziff Jr., 76, Builder of Magazine Empire Dies", The New York Times, September 12, 2006.
  • Thorsen, Tor. "RIP OPM." GameSpot. CNET Networks. 20 Nov 2006 [1].
  • "Ziff Davis Media: Press Release." Ziff Davis Reports Fourth Quarter 2005 Results. Ziff Davis Publishing Inc.. 8 Oct 2006 [2].

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Encyclopedia: Ziff-Davis (427 words)
In 1958, B.G. Davis left Z-D to found Davis Publications, which eventually offers a similar mix of magazines, anchored by the purchase of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine from Mercury Press, which remained a Davis Publication till the folding of that company and the sale or folding of their remaining properties in the 1990s.
Ziff Davis is a major player in the field of computer and internet related publishing.
The Ziff Davis Media Inc. partnership of Willis Stein and Partners and James Dunning (former Ziff Davis CEO, chairman, and president) gained the online content licensing rights to 11 publications, including PC Magazine, CIO Insight and eWEEK.
Ziff Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
In 2001 Ziff Davis Media Inc. reached an agreement with CNET Networks Inc. and ZDNet to regain the URLs lost in the 2000 sale of Ziff Davis Inc, to SoftBank.
Ziff Davis Inc. now exists under the name ZDNet.
Ziff Davis also publishes "The Official Playstation Magazine" (OPM), the only North American video game magazine endorsed by Sony.
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