U.S.News & World Report came into existence through a journalistic merger. In 1933, journalist David Lawrence published the first issue of a weekly newspaper called the United States News. Six years later, he launched a magazine called World Report. When the two weeklies merged in 1948, U.S.News & World Report was born.
From 1962 to 1984, U.S. News was employee-owned. In 1984, publisher and real estate developer Mortimer B. Zuckerman bought the company. Mr. Zuckerman is also chairman and co-publisher of the New York Daily News. He has substantial real estate holdings, including properties in Boston, New York, Washington, and San Francisco. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Zuckerman is a former associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Business, where he taught for nine years.
In 1983, U.S. News began its annual rankings of American colleges and universities. The fall of 1987 marked the first publication of the newsstand book, America's Best Colleges. It was joined by America's Best Graduate Schools in 1994.
U.S. News began its Internet ventures in 1993, with a two-year stint as a content provider to the CompuServe Information Service. U.S. News Online (www.usnews.com), the magazine's Web site, went online Nov. 6, 1995. All articles from the print edition of U.S. News also appear on U.S. News Online.
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