USA Today Is Repackaging Video To Create Streaming Series

Perez Wadsworth New USA Today Publisher

Gannett veteran Maribel Perez Wadsworth is the new publisher of USA Today. She currently is president of the USA Today Network, which includes USA Today as well as 109 other media brands across the country. She takes the reins as incumbent publisher John Zidich retires.

Mars Reel, USA Today Team On Content Distribution

USA Today Sports Media Group, a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Mars Reel, a provider of premium coverage of the most exciting athletes and teams in high school basketball, have formed a content distribution partnership that includes USA Today High School Sports’ online and social platforms, reaching a combined audience of 60 million annually. USA Today […]

Nicole Carroll New USA Today Editor-In-Chief

She leaves the top editor’s job at Gannett’s Arizona Republic to become editor-in-chief of USA Today with a print circulation (including insert sections in regional papers) of 2.9 million and websites that draw 92 million uniques a month.

USA Today Adding 20 To Its 40-Person Video Team

VR: Publishers Forge Ahead, Advertisers Lag

When it comes to virtual reality, few publishers are as committed as The New York Times, with its dedicated VR app and Daily 360 feature, helped by funding from tech giants Samsung and Google. Another early mover, USA Today, is entering its second season of its weekly VR show, VRtually There. But outside those two publishers and a handful of others, there’s less to crow about.

USA Today Plans Virtual Reality News Show

USA Today will launch a regularly scheduled virtual reality news show, VRtually There, this spring. The Gannett-owned national newspaper says the show is the first regular news program developed for VR. VRtually There will cover a variety of topics including politics, sports, technology and finance. How often the show will air and for what length of time has yet to be determined, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. WSJ subscribers can read the full report here.

AJR Editor Rem Rieder Leaves For USA Today

USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies At 89

The launch of USA Today in 1982 was Neuharth’s most visible undertaking during more than 15 years as chairman and CEO of the Gannett Co. During his helm, Gannett became the nation’s largest newspaper company and the company’s annual revenues increased from $200 million to more than $3 billion. Neuharth became CEO of the company in 1973 and chairman in 1979. He retired in 1989.

USA Today Launches Web TV Listings

“TV on the Web” starts today in print and online, highlighting the best webisodes and podcasts.

PBS, USA Today Best Users Of Pinterest

Several websites  have published articles recently about how journalists are using Pinterest. But none of these offers data-based analyses that measure whether newsrooms are using Pinterest to engage effectively with readers.

Larry Kramer Named USA Today Publisher

(RTTNews) — Gannett Co. said Monday that it has appointed Larry Kramer president and publisher of USA Today, effective immediately. Kramer, founder of MarketWatch and a 40-year media industry veteran, currently serves as a media consultant and adjunct professor of Media Management at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Kramer will report to […]