DOW JONES & COMPANY TOP WINNER WITH THREE CODIE AWARDS FOR ITS ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING SEGMENT

The Wall Street Journal Online Receives Two Awards; Dow Jones Newswires Receives Its First.

NEW YORK (May 20, 2004)¾Dow Jones & Company, publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, was the top winner of this year’s 2004 Codie Awards, winning three for its Electronic Publishing segment: two for The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com and one for Dow Jones NewsPlus—a first-ever Codie for Dow Jones Newswires. The Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Codie Awards recognize excellence in the software, information and education technology industries.

Dow Jones won for the following:
- The Wall Street Journal Online, the largest paid subscription news site on the Web, was awarded "Best Online Business News or Information Service."
- For the second consecutive year, The Wall Street Journal Online’s Health Industry Edition—which offers authoritative analysis, breaking news and commentary from top health industry journalists—was awarded "Best Online Science/Technology/Medical Information Service."
- Launched just last year, Dow Jones NewsPlus—the Web-based news, features and market information enhancement to Dow Jones News Service—was awarded "Best Online Professional Financial Information Service."

"We are delighted to have won three Codie Awards, especially since our peers choose the winners," said L. Gordon Crovitz, senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and president, Electronic Publishing. "As 695,000 paying subscribers can attest, the Online Journal represents the best in online business news, and the Web-based Dow Jones NewsPlus revolutionizes how financial professionals access market-moving news and information, adding great value beyond the traditional scrolling headlines."

Forty-four Codie Awards were presented to representatives of winning software, education technology and digital content companies. This year, over 600 companies submitted more than 800 nominations-a record-breaking year for the Codie Awards. First round judging was completed by a broad panel consisting of representatives from the industry trade press, mainstream technology writers and industry experts and analysts. Second round judging was based on votes from SIIA members. Member companies are allotted one vote per company in each Codie Award category.

"The 19th Annual Codie Awards continues our tradition of celebrating the best in the software and information industry," said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. "Being a finalist among so many nominees is a solid achievement. Actually winning a Codie Award is a high honor."

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