U.S. News & World Report To Cease Print Version

November 6th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
usWashington, Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The U.S. News & World Report is all set to undergo a major makeover after it came to light that it has decided to cease printing its monthly magazine from next year. The news magazine has announced its decision to abandon print and go completely digital in a memo to its employees recently and it came to the limelight after the memo was obtained by a news website.

It has been reported that the December issue of the magazine would be the last print edition of the magazine and from next year onwards, the magazine would exist only in its online form. An outline of the changes that are all set to be undertaken in the reputed news magazine was revealed to the staff in the memo that was sent to them by Brian Kelly, the editor of the magazine. However, the management of the magazine has brushed away rumors that the changes might also result in lay-offs. While talking to the media, Bill Holiber, the president of the U.S. Media News Group reiterated that the decision to go digital would enable the magazine to capitalize on the new distribution platforms while also adding that it would ‘allow us to continue to grow our online business.’

In June 2008, the U.S. News had taken the decision to convert into a bi-weekly from a weekly magazine owing to the decreasing print advertisements as well as the shift of the reader’s interest towards web. However, six months later U.S. News & World Report transformed itself from a bi-weekly to a monthly magazine.

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