USA Today plans to deploy reporters out yonder

Politico

USA Today is expanding its coverage in places like Miami, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas, according to Politico’s Hadas Gold.

Citing a memo from Editor-in-Chief David Callaway, Gold said the reporters will focus on breaking news and enterprise stories.

Gold notes the move follows the announcement by USA Today’s parent company Gannett to insert condensed editions of the national paper into more of its daily newspapers.

Alan Gomez, USA Today immigration reporter, will move to Miami early next year to become a Latin/Central/South American correspondent, Callaway says in the memo.

Gomez’ relocation “will be one in a series of moves and hires we hope to achieve next year to spread our coverage across the country, beyond even the vast Gannett newspaper and broadcast empire,” he writes:

Iā€™m hoping to quickly get USA Today reporters in Boston, Chicago, Vegas, and out in the Mountain West, to focus on breaking news and enterprise coverage and raise our flag in those cities and regions. Please let me know if you have any interest in any of these places, or know reporters ā€” or editors ā€” out there worth pursuing.

 

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