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Michael J. Miller

Michael J. Miller (MSJ80) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Miller is chief information officer at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm. From 1991 to 2005, Miller was editor-in-chief of PC Magazine, part of Ziff Davis publishing company. In that role, he was responsible for the editorial direction, quality, and presentation of the world's largest computer publication. Under Miller's supervision, PC Magazine grew to have the largest readership of any technology publication in the world.

As an accomplished journalist, well-versed in product testing and evaluating and writing about software issues, and as an experienced public speaker, Miller has become a leading commentator on the computer industry. His areas of special expertise include the Internet and its applications, desktop productivity tools, and the use of PCs in business applications.

Prior to joining PC Magazine, Miller was editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, which he joined as executive editor in 1985. Previously, he was the west coast bureau chief for Popular Computing and senior editor for Building Design & Construction. Miller earned a BS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.