Wednesday, November 5, 2008

US News to Abandon Weekly Print Edition; Redirecct Focus to Online Edition

Via Yahoo! Finance:

U.S. News and World Report plans to cut its publishing frequency by half for the second time this year, making it the latest news publication to embrace an online-heavy approach, according to a published report Tuesday.

This comes on the heels of last week's announcement by The Christian Science Monitor that it plans to discontinue its print edition in order to refocus on publishing online (The Christian Science Monitor is the first national newspaper -- but, almost certainly, not the last -- to make such a decision).

Expect more magazines and newspapers to make similar moves in the next few years, lest they go the way of the New York Sun.

Drive and Dish Prediction: Within 5 years, the Chicago Sun-Times will be forced to make a similar move (I hope I'm proven wrong).

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