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USA Today

National American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company add

Category: Journalism

Founded in 1982.

Countries: United States (89%), (5%), United Kingdom (1%)

Main connections: The Washington Post, John Seigenthaler, The New York Times

Linked to: Gannett Company, ACNielsen, MarketWatch, National Football League

 

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1982

John Seigenthaler - In May 1982, Seigenthaler was named the first editorial director of "USA Today"

 

It was founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982 add something

 

On September 15, 1982, "USA Today" first launched in the Baltimore/Washington area for the cost of 25 cents add something


1985

In the fourth quarter of 1985, "USA Today" became the second largest newspaper in the America, having reached a daily circulation of 1,4 million add something

 

Dan McGwire - He made Street & Smith's top 50 list, was named honorable mention all-America by USA Today, completed 203 of 328 passes for 3,172 yards and 33 TDs as a senior, punted for a 40-yard average, led his team to California's East Sectional title , was named California's 1985 Offensive Player of the Year, made the Cal-Hi Sports first team all-state squad, quarterbacked squad to three-year record of 36-3-1 including 13-1 mark as a senior, passed for 345 and 303 yards in sectional championship games as junior and senior, was named 1985 state MVP, and accumulated three-year varsity t


1986

Alvin Harper - At Frostproof High School, Harper was a standout football player, earning USA Today High School All-American honors as a senior in 1986

 

Bill Oakley - Oakley later attended Harvard University, where he wrote for and served as Vice President of the Harvard Lampoon, working on the famous 1986 "USA Today" parody issue

 

On May 6, 1986, "USA Today" started its first international edition via satellite in Switzerland add something


1987

In 1987, Gannett and producer Grant Tinker began developing a newsmagazine series for first-run syndication that attempted to bring the breezy style of "USA Today" to television add something


1988

On January 29, 1988, "USA Today" published the largest edition in its history with 78 pages, 44,38 pages of advertising, and its Super Bowl edition selling 2,114,055 copies add something

 

The result was the "USA Today: The Television Show" , which debuted on September 12, 1988 add something


1989

Jesse Hill Ford - He contributed guest columns to "USA Today" in 1989 and 1990, after changing from political liberal to hard-core conservative


1990

Caldwell Jones - Everybody likes to look at the glorified part of the game, like scoring points, Jones told "USA Today" in 1990

 

R. L. Stine - In three consecutive years during the 1990s, USA Today named Stine as America's number one best-selling author


1991

Jon Coffelt - In 1991 Coffelt was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to kick off its "Absolut Statehood" campaign representing the state of Alabama; the result was shown in publications such as USA Today, Time, Out and Science Digest.

 

Danny Wuerffel - In football, he led the Vikings to an undefeated season as a senior quarterback, while winning the Florida Class 4A state football championship in 1991 and earning the No. 2 national ranking in "USA Today"

 

John Seigenthaler - Seigenthaler announced his retirement in December 1991 from "The Tennessean", just months after he made a similar announcement concerning his tenure at "USA Today"


1992

Othella Harrington - After winning Mr. Basketball in the state of Mississippi for the second consecutive year and being named first team All-American by both "Parade" and "USA Today", Harrington was selected MVP of the 1992 McDonald's All American game as he set a game record with 21 rebounds to go along with 19 points

 

Jamila Wideman - In 1992-93 Wideman was named USA Today First Team High School All-American, Converse High School All-American, Nike High School All-American, Kodak High School All-American, New England High School Player of the Year, Massachusetts High School Player of the Year, and High School All-American by the WBCA

 

Bobby Jindal - Jindal was named a member of the 1992 USA Today All-USA Academic Team.

 

Arthur Ashe - This ultimately led to his death; he and his wife kept his illness private until April 8, 1992, when reports that the newspaper "USA Today" was about to publish a story about his health condition because of his increasingly gaunt physical appearance forced him to make a public announcement that he had the disease


1993

Tony Snow - Also, "The Detroit News" published his commentary from 1993 to 2000, and he was a Counterpoint Columnist for "USA Today" from 1994 to 2000

 

Luke Montgomery - In 1993, he changed his last name to "Sissyfag", in an effort to make a point about discrimination against gays and lesbians, a move that was covered in papers from "USA Today" to "The Sydney Morning Herald"

 

Tebucky Jones - In football, he was named the 1993 USA Today Connecticut State Player of the century

 

John Haynes, Jr. - "USA Today" Dr. Haynes is known for being chosen as the first Country Doctor of the Year in 1993 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to rural healthcare


1994

Robby Stevenson - As a senior in 1994, he was recognized by "USA Today" as a high school All-American

 

Jevon Kearse - Following Kearse's senior season in 1994, he was honored as a prep All-American by "USA Today"

 

Raef LaFrentz - He was named to the USA Today All-USA 1st Team in 1994 and was a high school McDonald's All-American

 

Misty May-Treanor - In 1994, she was named by USA Today as the best girl's volleyball player in the nation

 

In April 1994, "USA Today" began Monday-Friday International Print Edition, rather than Tuesday - Saturday, to accommodate business travelers add something


1995

Buck Gurley - Gurley was considered one of the nation's top defensive line prospects, and was recognized as a consensus high school All-American, including first-team All-American honors from "USA Today", in 1995

 

In April 1995, "USA Today" launched its website called USA Today Online add something


1996

Omar Easy - Easy was named Gatorade and "USA Today" Massachusetts Player of the Year in 1996 while at Everett, Massachusetts High School in Everett, Massachusetts, Massachusetts

 

Sebastian Janikowski - "USA Today" named Janikowski to its 1996 All-American team


1997

Kramer had founded "MarketWatch" at CBS in 1997 and hired Callaway as its top editor two years later add something

 

Brad Hennessey - In 1997, he graduated from Whitmer High School, where he was named a "USA Today" honorable mention All-American and won All-Ohio honors for his baseball playing


1998

Tron LaFavor - As a senior in 1998, he was a Florida Class 6A first-team all-state selection and was a "USA Today" honorable mention high school All-American

 

Rex Grossman - Grossman was recognized as the 1998 Indiana Player of the Year by "USA Today", was ranked among the top fifteen players in the nation by the National Recruiting Advisor, and "Parade" magazine named him to its high school All-America team

 

Derrick Dockery - He was tabbed as a second-team All-USA offensive lineman by "USA Today", and second-team Class 5A all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association in 1998

 

Chris Simms - In football, he was a two-time All-State honoree, and was named the 1998 "USA Today" National Offensive Player of the Year

 

Chris Simms - The son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, he grew up in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and played at Ramapo High School, where he was USA Today's high school offensive player of the year in 1998


1999

Wes Welker - Also, in 1999 he was named "The Daily Oklahoman" All-State Player of the Year, and Oklahoma State Player of the Year by "USA Today"

 

Luke Staley - As a senior in 1999, Staley was named Gatorade Player of the Year and "USA Today" Player of the Year for the state of Oregon

 

DerMarr Johnson - Johnson was a consensus McDonald's, Parade Magazine and USA Today high school All-American as well as Parade's National High School Player of the Year as a senior in 1999

 

Ingle Martin - Martin led Montgomery Bell to three consecutive Tennessee state championships with thirty-two consecutive wins and final "USA Today" national Top 25 rankings in both 1999 and 2000

 

Paula Deen - "USA Today" named The Lady & Sons the "International Meal of the Year" in 1999

 

In October 1999, "USA Today" started running ads on its front page add something

 

Bill Swift - On December 22, 1999, USA Today named Bill Swift as one of Maine's best athletes of the 20th century


2000

Terrell Suggs - As a senior, Suggs was named a "Parade" high school All-American in 2000, Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year, the No. 1 jumbo athlete in the nation by "SuperPrep Magazine", Arizona Player of the Year by USA Today as well as an All-American by "USA Today" and the 60th-best player in the nation by "Sporting News"

 

Sam Fuld - He was named a 2000 Pre-season First Team All-American by "Baseball America", "Collegiate Baseball", "USA Today", and "Fox Sports"

 

Quinton Porter - In 2000, his senior year in high school, he won separate honors as Maine's top high school athlete in awards sponsored by USA Today and Gatorade

 

Ryan Grant - In 2000, his senior year, "USA Today" named him New Jersey Player of the Year

 

Damon Lindelof - It was believed that after the conclusion of "Lost", Lindelof and J. J. Abrams would write and produce a film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower", but Lindelof squelched this notion in a late 2000s "USA Today", commenting, "After working six years on 'Lost,' the last thing I want to do is spend the next seven years adapting one of my favorite books of all time


2001

Grace Slick - In a 2001 "USA Today" article, she said, "I'm in good health and people want to know what I do to be this way

 

Andy Dehnart - The web site has received accolades from entertainment media, with "Slate" deeming it "the site the best culture weblog dedicated to television" and "Entertainment Weekly" awarding it an "A." "USA Today" named Dehnart one of the Top 100 People in Pop Culture in 2001

 

George W. Bush - Gallup/USA Today Bush public opinion polling from February 2001 to January 2009.


2002

Greg Olsen (American football) - He was a "USA Today" First-Team All-American as a senior in 2002

 

Andre Caldwell - He was the "Tampa Tribune"'s Hillsborough County Player of the Year, an all-state selection, and was named a "Parade" magazine, SuperPrep and "USA Today" high school All-American following his senior season in 2002

 

William A. Hilliard - In 2002, when it was discovered that "USA Today" reporter Jack Kelley had fabricated some of his stories, "USA Today" turned to Hilliard, along with veteran editors John Seigenthaler Sr. and Bill Kovach, to monitor the investigation

 

Bill Kovach - In 2002, when it was discovered that "USA Today" reporter Jack Kelley had fabricated some of his stories, "USA Today" turned to Kovach, along with veteran editors Bill Hilliard and John Seigenthaler Sr., to monitor the investigation

 

John Seigenthaler - In 2002, when it was discovered that "USA Today" reporter Jack Kelley had fabricated some of his stories, "USA Today" turned to Seigenthaler, along with veteran editors Bill Hilliard and Bill Kovach, to monitor the investigation

 

Antonio Cromartie - This was enough to earn Cromartie 2002 "USA Today" defensive player of the year


2003

The newspaper vies with "The Wall Street Journal" for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it had previously held since 2003 add something

 

Pete Maravich - During a 2003 interview, Jaeson told "USA Today" that, when he was still only a toddler, "My dad passed me a basketball, and I've been hooked ever since

 

Kris Humphries - He was named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today

 

Dustin Pedroia - In 2003 a "USA Today" article gave his height as 5' 7" , and when he was in college the NCAA and Arizona State University gave his height as 5' 8"

 

James L. Brooks - In 2003, "USA Today" called it "one of the best shows ever to air on TV"

 

Selma Blair - The sitcom, which is based on the 2003 Jack Nicholson's film of the same name, has already been sold to many countries around the world; according to details provided to "USA Today", "Anger Management" obtained a renewal with 90 additional episodes

 

William H. Macy - In a November 2003 interview with "USA Today", Macy stated that he wanted to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that"


2004

Ryan Perrilloux - He won the 2004 Hall Trophy as the nation's most outstanding high school football player and was named Offensive Player of the Year by "USA Today"

 

Bill Phillips (author) - In 2004 "USA Today" named it among the Top 15 bestselling books of the past decade

 

Cecilia Tan - In 2004 she won an award for baseball research at the national SABR Convention, the USA Today Sports Weekly award for best poster presentation for her work entitled, "The Women's Baseball Marathon"

 

Bates College - The 2004 women's basketball team was ranked the number one NCAA Division III team in the United States for most of February 2005 and finished the year ranked number six by the "USA Today"/ESPN Today 25 National Coaches' Poll


2005

Kim Edwards - Edwards' 2005 novel, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter", was named the 2006 Book of the Year by "USA Today"

 

Mitch Mustain - He was named the 2005–06 Gatorade National Player of the Year and the 2005 "USA Today" National Player of the Year, the first-ever from the state of Arkansas

 

Rob Borsellino - His columns appeared several times in such publications as "USA Today", "Chicago Tribune", and "The Washington Post", and a compilation of Borsellino's columns were published in his 2005 book "So I'm Talkin' To This Guy..

 

Jeff Clement - In , he won the Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher, earned 2005 "Baseball America" All-America First Team, "USA Today" Sports Weekly All-America first team and Collegiate Baseball All-America first team honors, as well as 2005 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America third team honors and was a Finalist for the 2005 Golden Spikes Award and named All-Pac-10 for the third straight year

 

Matthew Stafford - Stafford received numerous accolades including being named to the "Parade" All-America Team and the USA Today Pre-Season Super 25 in 2005

 

Tufts University - "USA Today", 3 November 2005


2006

Maurkice Pouncey - As a senior in 2006, he helped lead Lakeland, Florida High to its third consecutive Florida Class 5A state championship and second straight "USA Today" national championship

 

Mike Pouncey - As a senior in 2006, he helped lead Lakeland, Florida High to its third consecutive Florida Class 5A state championship and second straight "USA Today" national championship

 

John Edward Ames - He presently writes under a house name for one of the longest-published western series in America and has written a novel, titled "Deadwood Gulch", released in 2006, as Ralph Compton, the deceased "USA Today bestseller of frontier fiction" writer

 

Manny Fernandez (American football) - In 2006, "USA Today" named Manny to their All-time Super Bowl team

 

Verizon Communications - On May 11, 2006, controversy arose when "USA Today" revealed that Verizon, along with AT&T Inc. and BellSouth, had turned over the call records of millions of U.S. citizens to the National Security Agency

 

The New York Times - Joining a roster of other major American newspapers in recent years, including "USA Today", "The Wall Street Journal" and "The Washington Post", "The New York Times" announced on July 18, 2006, that it would be narrowing the width of its paper by six inches


2007

Whitney Houston - Houston's entrance into the music industry is considered one of the 25 musical milestones of the last 25 years, according to USA Today in 2007.

 

Oprah Winfrey - In 2007, "USA Today" ranked Winfrey as the most influential woman and most influential black person of the previous quarter century

 

Whitney Houston - USA Today listed it as one of the 25 most memorable movie moments of the last 25 years in 2007.

 

Derek Humphry - In April 2007 the editors and book critics of "USA Today" selected "Final Exit" as one of the most memorable 25 books of the last quarter century


2008

Garrett Gilbert - Gilbert was regarded as one of the best high school quarterbacks of his class and was named the 2008 Offensive Player of the Year by "USA Today"

 

Starting in February 2008, the newspaper added a magazine supplement called "Open Air", appearing several times a year add something

 

David Petraeus - On February 18, 2008, "USA Today" stated that "the U.S. effort has shown more success" and that, after the number of troops reached its peak in fall 2007, "U.S. deaths were at their lowest levels since the 2003 invasion, civilian casualties were down, and street life was resuming in Baghdad

 

Warren Buffett - In October 2008, "USA Today" reported that there were at least 47 books in print with Buffett's name in the title


2009

Prezel Hardy - He was named to the 2009 All-USA Track & Field Team by "USA Today"

 

Xavier Nixon - Nixon earned All-American honors by "Parade" and "USA Today", and was an invitee to the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

 

Stephenie Meyer - The "Twilight" novels held the top four spots on "USA Today"'s year-end list again in 2009

 

Don Blankenship - According to a "USA Today" editorial dated March 3, 2009, Blankenship "has vividly illustrated how big money corrupts judicial elections

 

Stephenie Meyer - In August 2009, "USA Today" revealed that Meyer broke J.K. Rowling's record on their bestseller list; the four "Twilight" books had spent 52 straight weeks in the top 10


2010

As of 2010, the Editorial Page Editor was Brian Gallagher, who has worked for the newspaper since its founding in 1982 add something

 

In 2010, "USA Today" launched the USA Today API for sharing data with partners of all types add something

 

Florida State University - In 2010 "USA Today" and "The Princeton Review" rated Florida State University as fourth in its list of public "Best Value Colleges"

 

Nnamdi Asomugha - In 2010, Asomugha was selected as a member of the Fox Sports's and USA Today's NFL All-Decade Team

 

Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - Plus One, podcast number Four, 2010, smodcast.com She became a news assistant and later a reporter for USA Today in Los Angeles

 

Joshua Mance - While at Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, California, Mance was a 2010 All-USA high school track and field selection by "USA Today"

 

Tim Shaw (American football) - On January 27, 2010, the USA Today announced that Shaw had made its All-Joe Team, honoring the NFL's unsung and underrated players

 

On August 27, 2010, "USA Today" announced that it would be reorganizing its newsroom add something

 

Reggie Walton - On August 30, 2010, "USA Today" reported that Walton arraigned former major-league pitcher Roger Clemens on charges of lying to Congress about the use of performance-enhancing substances


2011

Mike Trout - For the 2011 season, of the 13 votes cast for the "USA Today" Minor League Player of the Year Award, Trout received the 2 votes allocated to the fan poll

 

On January 24, 2011, to reverse a slide of revenue, the paper introduced a tweaked format, changing a few looks of the front pages of sections add something

 

Craig Huey - According to "USA Today", a poll conducted by the "Daily Kos" and Services Employees International Union shortly before the July 2011 election had Hahn with an 8 point lead over Huey, with 4 percent undecided


2012

Gannett's television stations now mainly use the "USA Today" coloring scheme in the company's newest graphics package, which was introduced in late 2012 add something

 

The stock tables were discontinued after the last redesign in 2012 due to the myriad electronic ways to check individual stock prices, in line with most newspapers add something

 

John Thune - During the summer of 2012, the "USA Today" reported that "South Dakota's Thune is on short list for vice president," but Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was instead selected

 

Larry Flynt - On September 10th, 2012, two full page ads appeared in USA Today and The Washington Post to promote the offer

 

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper has 1,8 million copies as of March 2012 compared with "The Wall Street Journal" 2,1 million though this figure includes the WSJ's 400,000 paid-for, online subscribers add something

 

Joe Posnanski - He was a Senior Writer for "Sports Illustrated" until April 2012, when he announced that he would work for Sports on Earth, a new internet joint venture between "USA Today" and Major League Baseball Advanced Media

 

In May 2012, Larry Kramer was appointed president and publisher of the paper add something

 

In July 2012, Kramer hired David Callaway as the paper's editor-in-chief from "MarketWatch" add something

 

Larry Flynt - On September 10, 2012, two full page ads appeared in USA Today and The Washington Post to promote the offer

 

On September 14, 2012, "USA Today" underwent the first major redesign in its history with brand design firm Wolff Olins, in commemoration for the 30th anniversary of the paper's first edition add something

 

Oliver Stone - "USA Today"'s David Jackson, described the October 30, 2012 book with the headline: "'Oliver Stone rips Obama"', quoted:


2013

University of Central Florida - "Kiplinger" rated UCF 42nd among the "Best Values in Public Colleges" in the United States by in 2013/ The university was rated as one of "50 Best Value Public Universities" by "USA Today" and "The Princeton Review"

 

Selma Blair - "Anger Management" broke a ratings record with 5,74 million viewers in its series debut and ranks as the most-watched sitcom premiere in cable history; according to details provided to "USA Today", "Anger Management" obtained a renewal with 90 additional episodes, which began airing on January 17, 2013

 

The aim is to shore up its circulation after regaining its position as the top circulating weekday newspaper in the United States in October 2013 add something


2014

In the first quarter of 2014 Gannett plans to insert a condensed version of &USA_Today (USA_Today_(song)) into 31 other newspapers in its network, taking the number of inserts to 35 add something

 

On January 4, 2014, "USA Today" aquired Reviewed.com add something

 

On September 3, 2014, "USA Today" said they will be cutting roughly 70 jobs add something

 

In October 2014, "USA Today" and OpenWager Inc. have partnered to release a bingo app called USA TODAY Bingo Cruise add something


2015

Gannett's television stations now mainly use the "USA Today" coloring scheme in the company's newest graphics package, which was introduced in late 2012 add something

 

As a tribute of the movie, the newspaper is running a recreation of the front page, featuring the exact headlines portrayed in the movie, on October 22, 2015, the exact date of the edition the protagonist Marty McFly read in the movie add something

 

On December 3, 2015, Gannett formally launched the USA_Today (USA_Today_(song)) Network, a national digital newsgathering service providing shared content between "USA Today" and the company's 92 local newspapers throughout the United States as well as pooling advertising services on both a hyperlocal and national reach add something


2016

The "Louisville Courier-Journal" had earlier soft-launched the service as part of a pilot program started on November 17, coinciding with an imaging rebrand for the Louisville, Kentucky-based newspaper; Gannett's other local newspaper properties, as well as those it acquired through its merger with the Journal Media Group, began identifying themselves as part of the USA_Today (USA_Today_(song)) Network gradually integrated into the USA Today Network through early January 2016 add something

 

The editorial board broke from this stance for the first time on September 29, 2016, when it published an op-ed piece condemning the candidacy of Republican nominee Donald Trump, calling him "unfit for the presidency" due to his inflammatory campaign rhetoric ; his temperament and lack of financial transparency; his "checkered" business record; his use of false and hyperbolic statements; the inconsistency of his viewpoints and issues with his vision on domestic and foreign policy; and, based on comments he has made during his campaign and c add something

 

"VRtually There" is a weekly virtual reality news program produced by the USA_Today (USA_Today_(song)) Network, which debuted on October 20, 2016 add something


2017

In 2017, some pages of USA_Today (USA_Today_(song))'s website features the "autoplay" functionality for video or audio-aided stories add something


2018

In February 2018, &USA_Today (USA_Today_(song)) stirred controversy by publishing an op-ed by Jerome Corsi, the DC bureau chief for the fringe conspiracy website InfoWars add something

 

In October 2018, "USA Today" was criticized for publishing an editorial by President Donald Trump that was replete with inaccuracies add something