US News and World Report is repositioning
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Changes at US News and World Report have been happening since at least last spring when it went from a weekly to a b-weekly print edition, and now it is apparently moving to a monthly. They have been placing more and more emphasis on their on-line publication as part of a re-positioning in light of the changes taking place in media industries, due to the rise of the web as a social network that invites- or demands- interaction with readers. This includes a re-design of their website and and a re-structuring of their departments in the organization. A memo to this effect can be seen posted at Poynter Online.