U.S. News makes big bet on the Internet to save fading mag

For veteran reporters and editors, U.S. News & World Report’s change of focus has been painful and unsettling, says Harry Jaffe. “They have endured cuts in salary and benefits, rumors about job security, and demands for more production,” he writes. (Several were recently laid off.) In one sense, says Jaffe, U.S. News is declaring defeat by going to the Internet, although editor Brian Duffy insists the print magazine won’t disappear.

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