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  • Innovation


    With The City, USA Today Network is taking its local-to-national strategy to your earphones

    Robin Amer thought she was a public radio lifer. She interned at NPR when she was 18 years old. She's been a talk show producer for a public radio station in Boston. She worked at WBEZ, the NPR member station in Chicago.

    So when she moved in June to USA Today Network — Gannett's working title for its constellation of 109 local newspapers across the United States — people asked her why she was joining a company that has so far only dabbled in audio.

    But Amer had an answer ready.

  • Career


    After a decade at ESPN, J.A. Adande has found his next act

    J.A. Adande returned to the Super Bowl last weekend for the first time since 2007. But unlike like his days as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he wasn’t there to cover the game.

    Adande was in Houston to help oversee a traveling group of aspiring sports journalists from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He was working with them to report stories surrounding the big game for Northwestern’s Medill Reports.

  • Storytelling


    How USA Today unraveled Ryan Lochte's Rio drama

    Last Thursday, Taylor Barnes and other journalists crowded into a theater across the street from a police station in Rio de Janeiro. The police were there to talk about what happened with four U.S. Olympic swimmers at a gas station the previous Sunday.

    David Meeks, managing editor of USA Today Sports Media Group, was watching a feed of the conference from the Olympics press center in Rio.

  • Innovation


    Inside USA TODAY's Facebook Live strategy

    John Kasich was supposed to go live with USA TODAY.

    In the dwindling hours of his presidential run, the Ohio Governor was scheduled for a back-and-forth on Facebook Live. It would've been a newsmaker, given that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had dropped out the night before, putting Kasich in a two-way contest with Donald Trump. Then, after months of fighting off the inevitable, Kasich dropped out. He canceled his media appearances.

  • Article

    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.

  • Commentary


    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 can mean the difference between landing a job or being unemployed after commencement.

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