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Al Neuharth, USA Today Founder, Dies Gannett chairman colorful and controversial

Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today who is equally blamed for shortening Americans' attention spans and revolutionizing newspapers, died today at the age of 89.  Neuharth was visionary and a…

April 19, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

All Publicity Is Good for Go Daddy's New Star After years of solid acting, Jesse Heiman is an overnight sensation

For a commercial that showed a public display of affection, Go Daddy's "Perfect Match" ad on the Super Bowl drew more than its share of the opposite. The 30-second spot,…

February 5, 2013, 12:38 AM EST

Information Diet: Greg Gumbel The sportscaster avoids trouble by sitting out of social media

Specs Age 66 Accomplishments Veteran sports announcer for ESPN, CBS and NBC; will lead CBS Sports Network's nightly coverage the week of Super Bowl XLVII Base Fort Lauderdale, Fla. What’s the first information you…

January 31, 2013, 10:49 PM EST

Sportswriters Go Long Online As the business of print publishing takes a hit, sports journalists find new outlets on the Web for rambling reads

As any literary-minded technophile will tell you, the Internet has become a haven for lengthy, high-quality prose, with sites from the Awl to BuzzFeed regularly churning out 4,000-word stories. But…

January 29, 2013, 7:21 AM EST

Four Brands Hurt by Racist Tumblr Hack USA Today and Reuters among affected

Among the 8,600-odd Tumblr accounts hacked today (Dec. 3) were the notable media brands USA Today, Reuters, CNET and The Verge, per a CNET post. An anti-blogging group—which goes by…

December 3, 2012, 5:34 PM EST

Information Diet: Chuck Todd NBC's chief White House correspondent taps into Twitter, downloads newspapers on his iPad

Specs Age 40 Accomplishments NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent; host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC Base Washington, D.C. What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I wake up somewhere…

November 2, 2012, 7:35 AM EDT

Newspapers' Digital Circulation Climbs NY Times, others crank out substantial gains

Finally, here's some good news for U.S. newspapers, for a change: the Audit Bureau of Circulations has issued its twice-annual newspaper circulation report, and it shows that overall circulation held…

October 30, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

'USA Today' Redesigns Struggling paper puts focus on digital

USA Today is about to roll out the biggest redesign in its history, but is it too late? On the eve of the paper’s 30th anniversary, John Hartman, author of…

September 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

'USA Today' Debuts High School Football Mag 'Prime' to roll out in 11 pigskin-loving markets across the U.S.

This weekend, high school football fans in 11 markets across the country will have the chance to see their favorite local stars highlighted in Prime, the debut magazine from USA…

August 30, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

Bringing Back Some Good Ol'-Fashioned Sportswriting Starting Friday, 'USA Today' and MLB Advanced Media roll out Sports on Earth

While bursting with opportunity, the ongoing digital disruption of the publishing industry has brought with it monumental uncertainties, layoffs and, in some cases, wholesale destruction of some media outlets. Perhaps…

July 24, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT

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