CNET News.com, circa 2000

This is the CNET News.com crew at our hip offices South of Market in San Francisco, when I was Editor, circa 2000. (I was fond of that pink couch). A successful “dot com” startup, we were the first online news publication to win a prestigious National Magazine Award. We collected the award at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. It was a hoot! Other nominees in the General Excellence Online category were Beliefnet, The Chronicle of Higher Education, National Geographic Online, Sky & Telescope.com, and Slate. One of the staffers put this photo up on Facebook this week.

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About jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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