USA Today Still Working on That ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ Investigation

Paper has fun with Late Show end via cheeky front-page Top Ten list.

Across the United States of nostalgia today, TV critics and newspapers editors are offering heartfelt tributes to David Letterman. But which front page did it best?

Our vote goes to USA Today, starting with the special Dave-themed logo. Then there’s the Top Ten list on the front page. A list given some extra irony by the fact that the paper’s EIC told an Internet Week audience today in New York that the print edition could be gone by 2020.

From the “Top 10 Reasons Dave is on Our Front Page Today:”

No. 7: Photos of “guys from Indiana” always sell well.
No. 6: Hoping print edition will “go viral.”

Well done, Gannett flagship. The list ends with a tease for a Life section look by Donna Freydkin at how Dave has changed television.