Claudia Cohl, Editor-in-Chief of Family Computing and
Claudia Cohl was the editor-in-chief of Family Computing Magazine
for its entire run. Published by Scholastic, the magazine ran for
49 issues, from September 1983 through September 1987. Then it
published 11 more issues, though August 1988, as "Family and Home
Office Computing." Finally, it was rebranded "Home Office
Computing". Claudia remained editor there until a new division was
formed, and she moved to the Professional Publishing department to
focus on magazines for teachers.
In a 1983 New York Times article "Children's Magazine for a
Computer Age," Claudia is quoted: "Our magazine is primarily for
parents. Parents feel confused about computers and software and
they feel they have no place to turn. We think parents will be
using our magazine themselves or with their kids. Children will be
picking up the magazine too."
Claudia was also editor-in-chief of K-Power magazine, a computer
magazine for kids. Only eight issues of K-Power were published,
running from February 1984 to November/December 1984, after which
it was merged with Family Computing.
Our interview took place in two portions, on June 29, 2018 and
December 11, 2019.
Family Computing at Internet Archive
K Power at Internet Archive