November 10th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

U.S. News & World Report ending regular print run

U.S. News & World Report magazine will (mostly) stop being a print publication next year, according to an internal memo published on a journalism news site.

"Colleagues, We're finally ready to complete our transition to a predominantly digital publishing model with selected, single-topic print issues," editor Brian Kelly wrote to employees last week.

"The December issue will be our last print monthly sent to subscribers," Kelly wrote in the memo, according to the Poynter Institute's Romenesko blog.

The magazine, known for its "Best" lists of colleges and health care providers, once was a weekly newsmagazine such as Time or Newsweek but more recently became a monthly, according to minonline.

U.S. News' roots go back to 1933, the same year Newsweek started; it has been owned by Mortimer Zuckerman, a frequent CNN contributor, since 1984. Its circulation was 2.1 million in 2000, but it was promising advertisers only 1.1 million this year, according to minonline.

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  1. penny forthome

    What a shame! My love of current events & reading began while holding USN&WR in my hands, My Mom subscribed until her death, but at 91, was not computer saavy. Elimination of print publication of USN&WR is a sad end to an era.

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