In today’s media news, U.S. News & World Report adapts to its new environment, while a Disney parenting magazine pays the price for, to paraphrase Darwin, increasing at a greater rate than its means of subsistence.
• Lynette Harrison left In Style after a “disastrous March issue,” ad pages in Bazaar and Elle are down, and Disney is closing its Wondertime parenting magazine — despite the fact that it “had reached 650,000 circulation … the ad market didn’t keep pace.” [NYP]
• U.S. News & World Report is going back to producing weekly issues, only now they’re doing it online. [Mixed Media/Portfolio]
• CBS will air a special edition of Katie Couric’s Evening News at 8 p.m. next Wednesday, instead of at 6:30, in an effort to boost ratings. But can Katie Couric compete with the prime-time extravaganza that is Paula Abdul on American Idol? [NYT]