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Gannett rebrands its local papers as USA TODAY Network

In a slightly cryptic rebranding maneuver, Gannett is removing its own name from the digital sites of its 92 local newspaper organizations and describing them as part of the USA TODAY Network. The new style has been piloted at The Courier Journal of Louisville. The company announced today that it will be rolled out to all of its local … Read More

USA TODAY tweaks logo in honor of 'Back to the Future Day'

Today marks the date Marty McFly, Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker found themselves 26 years in the future. You can find lots of takes on how their Oct. 21, 2015 lines up with the our Oct. 21, 2015. Back then, the movie also predicted there'd still be newspapers (and even zoned editions). Here's the movie version … Read More

Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More

New day for Gannett newspapers — they're on their own

The 19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers coming to work Monday will be working for a new company -- untethered from growing and prosperous television stations and digital ventures. Retaining the Gannett name, the spin off company has well defined plans for digital transformation and for expansion by acquisition.  Its reception by Wall Street is less certain, but it is sweetening … Read More

Opinion: On Meta-bias at USA Today

Last Thursday, USA Today posted a story on media bias that was itself an example of media bias. The story covered a flash flood of social media comments about the coverage of the Charleston killer. The issue: the tendency for media descriptions of a white killer to be sympathetic or apologist ("Quiet loner with a mental illness"), while suspects … Read More

Fear and loathing greet the Facebook-New York Times deal

Image by Deposit PhotoFear and loathing. That’s an initial response to Facebook partnering with nine content companies, including the New York Times and BuzzFeed. Many in the media echo chamber are wondering, “What’s this mean for us?” No shortage of editors and publishers took a pass Wednesday in speaking on the record. But Larry Kramer, president-publisher of … Read More

Why the Kleiner Perkins sex-bias trial is an important story for women reporters

Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender-discrimination trial against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLP, wrapping up in a San Francisco courtroom next week, could wind up being a landmark case for women in male-dominated Silicon Valley. Given the remarkable number of women in the courtroom’s press gallery, it could wind up being an important case … Read More

USA Today announces buyouts

USA Today This afternoon, USA Today announced it will offer buyouts to 90 staffers across all departments, Roger Yu reports: The buyouts will be offered to staffers in all departments who are 55 and over and have worked at Gannett for at least 15 years. If they accept, they will receive one and a half to two weeks … Read More

USA Today defends running controversial Charlie Hebdo op-ed

USA Today USA Today addressed reader criticism Thursday night after publishing an inflammatory op-ed on the Charlie Hebdo shooting from Muslim imam Anjem Choudary. The 285-word op-ed, which bore the headline "people know the consequences," blamed the French government for "placing the sanctity of its citizens at risk" by allowing satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo to publish the … Read More

Hollywood to journalism: Delete, delete, delete

Good morning. My name is Kristen Hare and I'll be driving this thing for awhile. Here are 10 media stories. Hollywood is concerned about the ethics and morals of journalism Sony's lawyer sent a letter to news organizations demanding that the documents stolen from the company in the recent hack be "avoided, and destroyed." (The New York Times) … Read More

Gannett earnings strong, but publishing revenues continue a steep slide

FILE - This July 14, 2010 file photo shows the Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Gannett Co. reported Overall company revenue growth of 15 percent. The media company said, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Embedded in otherwise excellent third quarter financial results reported today by Gannett are some sobering numbers on the continuing decline of … Read More