U.S. News & World Report To Shut Down Regular Print Edition

Editors announce the former weekly will become online edition, final regular issue will be sent out in December

U.S. News & World Report will cease to exist as a regularly printed edition and move its operations online, the magazine announced on Friday.

The publication's website stated that the former weekly, now monthly, magazine would complete its transition to a "digital publishing model." The last regular print issue will be mailed to subscribers in December.

While the magazine has struggled financially in recent years, Bill Holiber, the president of U.S. News Media Group, said the move "allows us to continue to grow our online business and to take advantage of the emerging platforms for distributing information."

The company claimed the magazine's website receives more than 9 million monthly unique visitors a month.

U.S. News will continue to publish eight newsstand print publications in 2011, including its influential Best Colleges and Best Hospital ranking franchises.

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