WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  March 30, 2004

                               Penton Media, Inc.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware                           1-14337               36-2875386
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(State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission           (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)            File Number)          Identification No.)

1300 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio                         44114
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                     (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 216-696-7000

Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On March 30, 2004, Penton Media, Inc. (the "Company") filed its Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2003 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The filing included a correction from its February 27, 2004 press release by
increasing the previously announced net loss applicable to common stockholders
as well as the related basic and diluted earnings per share amounts. The press
release announcing the correction is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                                    Penton Media, Inc.

                                    By:    /s/ Preston L. Vice
                                    Name:  Preston L. Vice
                                    Title:    Chief Financial Officer

Date:  March 30, 2004

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                  Description
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99.1                     Press release dated March 30, 2004.

                                                                    Exhibit 99.1