US News and World Report going Web-only

November 6, 2010
US News & World Report logo. US News & World Report, which dropped its weekly format two years ago and went monthly, is now abandoning print entirely for the Web.

US News & World Report, which dropped its weekly format two years ago and went monthly, is now abandoning print entirely for the Web.

US News & World Report management announced the move to go digital only in a memo to staff, which was obtained by the Romenesko blog at Poynter Online.

The December issue of US News & World Report will be the last print edition of the magazine, long the number three news weekly in the United States behind Time and Newsweek.

Like newspapers, magazines in the United States have been grappling with a steep drop in print advertising revenue, steadily declining circulation and the migration of readers to free news online.

The Washington Post Co. sold money-losing Newsweek to audio tycoon Sidney Harman in September for one dollar.

Since dropping its weekly format, US News & World Report has concentrated on consumer guides and popular annual rankings on such topics as America's "best colleges" and "best hospitals."

US & World Report management said the magazine will continue to publish "selected, single-topic print issues" like the college and hospital guides for newsstand sale and targeted distribution.

They expressed confidence in a digital strategy focused on

"With an average unique audience of 9 million and counting, we've become a significant publisher in the digital space, creating content that people want and an audience that advertisers will pay for," they said.

"These latest moves will accelerate our ability to grow our online businesses and position ourselves to take advantage of the emerging platforms for distributing information such as the iPad and Android tablets.

"The iPad and the next generations of tablets and mobile platforms will create a brand new set of opportunities for us," they said.

Explore further: Washington Post favors audio tycoon's Newsweek bid: report

Related Stories

Washington Post axes national weekly edition

August 10, 2009

The Washington Post is axing its national weekly edition, a publication featuring a selection from the daily newspaper whose circulation has dropped from 150,000 a decade ago to just 20,000 today.

Recommended for you

World's biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk's

March 16, 2018

British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will built the world's biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk's project in the same state last year.

1 in 3 Michigan workers tested opened fake 'phishing' email

March 16, 2018

Michigan auditors who conducted a fake "phishing" attack on 5,000 randomly selected state employees said Friday that nearly one-third opened the email, a quarter clicked on the link and almost one-fifth entered their user ...

Origami-inspired self-locking foldable robotic arm

March 15, 2018

A research team of Seoul National University led by Professor Kyu-Jin Cho has developed an origami-inspired robotic arm that is foldable, self-assembling and also highly-rigid. (The researchers include Suk-Jun Kim, Dae-Young ...

1 comment

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

1 / 5 (1) Nov 06, 2010
As we continue the Main Stream Media Deathwatch™

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.