19th Post – ‘Christian Science Monitor’ and the ‘U.S. News & World Report’

The Christian Science Monitor and the U.S. News  & World Report are examples of publications changing their business model in order to cope with financial losses.

The Christian Science Monitor was once a daily newspaper. In October 2008, after losses of $18.9 million and only $12.5 million in revenue, the paper stopped printing daily and reverted to a weekly print edition, with daily news updates available on its website.

Christian Science Monitor

The U.S. News & Weekly Report was once a weekly magazine. In June 2008, having failed to compete with Time and Newsweek, the magazine reverted to a biweekly until November of the same year when it became a monthly.

U.S. News & World Report

The changes made by both the Christian Science Monitor and the U.S. News & Weekly Report came before the Rocky Mountain News printed its final edition. This trend of publications reverting online, or ceasing to operate entirely, seems likely to continue, with advertising revenue drying up and circulation of print falling.

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