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  USA Today kills ludicrous Ann Coulter story! - Salon.com
The second talked-about misfire was USA Today's decision to spike as unusable a column it had commissioned from radical right-wing pundit Ann Coulter.
USA Today spokesman Steven Anderson stands by the paper's decision, telling Salon: "We felt she would have been a suitable person" for the daily.
USA Today editorial page editor Brian Gallagher, defending the choice, told a reporter Coulter "was a voice from [the conservative] side with standing and visibility." Notice how credibility was not a requirement.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/feature/2004/07/27/coulter   (689 words)

 USA Today scandal -- -- baltimoresun.com
The top editor of USA Today announced her early and immediate retirement yesterday, days before the expected public release of a critical report detailing how the paper's former foreign correspondent Jack Kelley was able to deceive editors and readers in print for years.
USA Today reported yesterday that its former star correspondent Jack Kelley fabricated major elements of stories filed from abroad, plagiarized passages in other instances and then concocted elaborate ruses to conceal his transgressions.
Editors at USA Today now say they forced former star reporter Jack Kelley to resign after he deceived them during an internal inquiry into whether he had fabricated some of his high-profile reports from abroad.
www.baltimoresun.com /bal-usatodaygallery,0,5650917.storygallery?coll=bal-business-headlines   (649 words)

 USA Today enters book publishing deals - Boston.com
USA Today, which is published by Gannett Co., said Tuesday it signed licenses with six U.S. book publishers to extend its brand.
USA Today will team with legal information publisher Nolo to co-produce a 12 book series of business and legal guides.
USA Today retained corporate brand licensing agency Nancy Bailey and Associates to help it develop new products around its core assets.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2007/05/29/usa_today_enters_book_publishing_deals   (281 words)

  USA TODAY News Categories Index
USA TODAY is completely edited and composed in McLean, Virginia.
The 64 page USA TODAY is sent in one-eighth of a second to two GE Americom satellites, the GE4 and GE2, parked in stationary orbit 22,300 miles above the earth over the United States.
USA TODAY has collected a substantial number of EPpy Awards, Best in Business Awards, National Headliner Awards, Clarion Awards, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Scripps Howard Foundation Awards, EMMY Awards and many others (not to mention Jack Kelley's 2002 Pulitzer Prize).
www.galtmile.com /usatoday.html   (225 words)

 Online NewsHour | Credibility in Question
In the end, the USA Today investigation concluded Kelley made up all or part of 20 stories that appeared in the paper, lifted more than 100 passages and quotes from other, uncredited sources and billed the newspaper for thousands of dollars for translators and assistants that they say they never received.
Following the paper's initial investigation in 2003, USA Today chose to treat the investigation as "a confidential personnel matter." The newspaper's editors had made their decision, telling Kelley on Jan. 5, 2004 that he could resign in the next two days or be fired.
The paper's editor, Karen Jurgensen, also said initially that USA Today would not be correcting any of Kelley's stories "at this time," leading many in the media to question how fair the newspaper had treated an almost universally liked reporter and whether Kelley was actually culpable of falsifying his stories.
www.pbs.org /newshour/media/media_ethics/casestudy_usatoday.php   (2675 words)

 Opinion: Editorial Pieces & Current Events Perspectives - USATODAY.com
Any submission to USA TODAY may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.
Unfortunately, the USA is currently known as much for its high-quality universities as for its poor-quality public schools.
USA TODAY's article "Feral Cats: Trap, neuter and release" touched on an important topic (Life, May 7).
blogs.usatoday.com /oped/index.html   (1164 words)

 USA Today - USA National news Newspaper
USA Today is a USA newspaper covering National News.
USA Today is the largest selling daily newspaper in the United States, with daily circulation of about 2.3 million.
To submit a USA Today review, log in now if you are a Mondo Times member.
www.mondotimes.com /2/topics/5/news/1/6157   (229 words)

 Amazon.com: USA TODAY: Magazines
USA TODAY provides you with a daily snapshot of the top News, Money, Sports and Life news across the country and around the world - with fair and credible coverage, powerful graphics, and a quick, concise format.
USA Today is great paper for readers looking for just the facts and not alot of fluff.
USA Today is issued five times per week, with a weekend edition printed on Fridays that is intended to encompass the last few days of the week into one issue.
www.amazon.com /USA-TODAY/dp/B00006L0KB   (1029 words)

USA TODAY's hard copy reprints are printed by Scoop Reprint Resource and can be ordered in volumes of 100 or more.
USA TODAY requires licensees to agree to a set of terms and conditions for each type of use requested.
By clicking "accept" in connection with completing the licensing transaction through Rightslink, you agree to the USA TODAY terms and conditions that apply to the transaction, along with the Billing and Payment Terms and Conditions established by Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. ("CCC") which are located at myaccount.copyright.com.
www.usatoday.com /marketing/questions.htm?POE=FOOTER   (4379 words)

 Worldandnation: USA Today editor retires amid scandal
Steven Anderson, a spokesman for the newspaper, said USA Today executives were not planning any comments on the departure beyond a brief statement that Moon sent to USA Today staffers Tuesday afternoon.
In the statement, Moon said Jurgensen's departure "opens the door to move the USA Today brand forward under new leadership." He said a search for a new editor was under way.
The scandal deeply embarrassed USA Today, which fought for years to overcome perceptions that it gave serious news topics short shrift with brief news articles and catchy headlines.
www.sptimes.com /2004/04/21/Worldandnation/USA_Today_editor_reti.shtml   (406 words)

USA TODAY news and information is available on virtually any mobile phone or handheld device.
Let USA TODAY Mobile be your window to the world, anywhere you go, any time of day.
RSS feeds of USA TODAY Mobile formatted content are now available and designed to work with your mobile newsreader application.
www.usatoday.com /mobile/index.htm?POE=FOOTER   (455 words)

 Home - USA Today - Constitution Day
USA TODAY helps young people better understand the people, places, and events that impact their lives by connecting them to each day's news in an engaging way.
USA TODAY has made a commitment to education that is unparalleled in the industry.
USA TODAY's educational resources support the use of newspapers in classrooms and utilize USA TODAY's award-winning articles and graphics.
www.constitutioncenter.org /constitutionday/display/USATodayP/Home   (753 words)

USA TODAY not only delivers the morning newspaper, it provides the most up-to-date news, weather, and sports scores, in color, to every corner of the nation—including advertising content specific to each region, all before your first cup of coffee.
The result was a seamless transition from their previous network to DIRECWAY that continues USA TODAY’s tradition of delivering fast, accurate, and late-breaking news to everyone’s doorstep.
A critical component of USA TODAY’s business model is the ability to sell “single copy” issues—meaning that instead of driving revenue through subscriptions, roughly half of the two million-plus papers produced each day are sold straight off news stands.
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 Media Matters - USA Today uncritically reported Bush's denial that he linked Iraq with 9-11 attacks
Summary: USA Today uncritically reported President Bush's denial, during a March 20 appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, that his administration had ever claimed a direct connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9-11 terrorist attacks in making the case for war with Iraq.
In a March 21 USA Today article, staff writer David Jackson reported uncritically President Bush's denial during a March 20 appearance in Cleveland, Ohio that his administration had ever claimed a direct connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9-11 terrorist attacks in making the case for war with Iraq.
And, Don, this speech today, obviously coinciding with the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq; it comes at a time when the president's poll numbers are very low.
mediamatters.org /items/200603220014   (1330 words)

 USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education) - Find Articles
USA Today magazine, published in New York by the Society for the Advancement of Education, provides commentary and debate on US domestic issues and events.
USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education): Issues from 2007
USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education): Issues from 2006
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1272   (487 words)

 usa today subscription | New special offer: 53% Off Newsstand price.. | usa today subscription | usa today ...
usa today's reputation as "Mc Paper" persists from the strength of the bandwagon, not from a legitimate analysis of its content.
I live in the New York City area, so arguments with the usa today subscription-bashers around here are likely to focus on a usatoday - vs. - New York Times competition.
Off the top of my head, two of the more impressive ones were about the real-life impact of de facto abortion bans, and an explanation of how arbitration as a substitute for courts is all the rage but often screws the little guy.
www.usatodaynewspaper.info   (457 words)

 At 25, USA Today plans to expand its brand - Media biz- msnbc.com
Moon also envisions USA Today-branded sudoku games or even takeout food, along the lines of "USA Today recommends" the best seafood restaurant in Oregon, or the best ice cream in Cincinnati, in deals that extend the brand and also generate revenue.
USA Today also has a head start on other papers in exploiting the Internet.
More than half of USA Today's circulation comes from bulk sales in which hotels or similar businesses buy the papers at a discounted rate and distribute them for free to their customers.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/20781132   (803 words)

 SunHerald.com : USATODAY.com Wins Two EPpy Awards
USA TODAY collected honors as the best sports website (with more than one million unique monthly visitors) and for the best entertainment blog for Pop Candy, written by Whitney Matheson.
USA TODAY was a finalist in other categories including the best business blog category for its Today in the Sky blog written by Ben Mutzabaugh and best overall newspaper-affiliated website with more than one million unique monthly visitors.
USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
www.sunherald.com /447/story/566403.html   (208 words)

 USA TODAY Newspaper Subscription
USA TODAY subscribers receive comprehensive and in-depth news coverage.
A well respected newspaper with strong local focus, compelling feature articles and sharp editorial content, USA TODAY newspaper readers are always well informed.
Order USA TODAY home delivery on the days that are the most convenient for you.
www.discountednewspapers.com /USA-Today/index.html   (58 words)

 USA Today to cut 8.8 pct of editorial staff - Boston.com
Gannett Co Inc's USA Today, the largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, said it will cut 45 positions, or 8.8 percent of the editorial staff, through voluntary buyouts.
USA Today has about 500 editorial staff members, a spokeswoman said.
USA Today posted a 6.6 percent drop in third-quarter ad revenue compared with last year, and the number of paid advertising pages fell to 803 from 929.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2007/11/15/usa_today_to_cut_88_pct_of_editorial_staff   (475 words)

USA TODAY's baseball salaries database contains year-by-year listings of salaries for Major League Baseball players on Opening Day rosters and disabled lists, 1988 through the current season.
Figures, compiled by USA TODAY, are based on documents filed with Major League Baseball’s labor department, Major League Baseball Players Association and information from team officials.
Average and median salaries reported by USA TODAY may differ from numbers that are reported elsewhere.
asp.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/salaries/default.aspx   (257 words)

 USA Today Reporter Quits Over Lifting Quotations - New York Times
Tom Squitieri, a 16-year veteran of USA Today, resigned from the newspaper yesterday after his editors said he lifted quotations from other newspapers without attribution.
Squitieri, published on March 28, that "included quotes taken from The Indianapolis Star that were not attributed to the newspaper." The Star and USA Today are both owned by Gannett.
Squitieri "had been looking to leave USA Today, and was talking" to other newspapers before this episode.
www.nytimes.com /2005/05/06/business/media/06paper.html?ex=1273032000&en=068a85ce3c88ec3e&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (789 words)

 USA Today reports Idaho's economic boom is tops in the nation, but is Idaho thriving? | Business | Idaho Statesman
USA Today reports that Idaho's economic boom is tops in the nation — and to a large extent, Idaho economists agree.
USA Today painted a bright picture of the Idaho economy Thursday.
Idaho state economist Mike Ferguson, who told USA Today that he doesn't see Idaho's "spectacular economic run" ending any time soon, said the state has a well-balanced economy, including a strong agricultural sector that can help offset problems.
www.idahostatesman.com /business/story/170104.html   (751 words)

 USATODAY.com - Official: Al-Qaeda plans something big
The U.S. counterterrorism official, who has access to all intelligence on the terrorist group, told USA TODAY this week that officials have no specific evidence to indicate how or when al-Qaeda might try to launch a massive strike on U.S. soil.
But, the official said, interviews with al-Qaeda detainees, intercepts of communications from suspected operatives and other sources have yielded evidence that Osama bin Laden's network still has a command structure and a determination to launch an attack that might rival the suicide hijackings.
The officials say there are only a few people in the USA who could be classified as suspected al-Qaeda operatives capable of carrying out an attack.
usatoday.printthis.clickability.com /pt/cpt?action=cpt&expire=&urlID=8381232&fb=Y&partnerID=1660   (633 words)

 USA Today Admits Error In NSA Story, Paper Can't Prove BellSouth, Verizon Were Contracted To Provide Phone Records - ...
USA Today acknowledged in a "note to our readers" Friday that it could not establish that BellSouth or Verizon contracted with the National Security Agency to provide it with customer calling records, as the newspaper had previously reported.
USA Today at that time reported that, according to its sources, AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon all agreed to provide the agency with domestic call records.
In its note to readers, USA Today vowed to "continue to report on the contents and scope of the database as part of its ongoing coverage of national security and domestic surveillance."
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/30/terror/main1773482.shtml   (651 words)

 USA TODAY Subscriptions- an informational site on USA Today!
Our goal is to provide you with the very best information on home delivery of USA Today, the world’s leading daily newspaper.
Because USA Today and it’s owners are part of a proud history of getting information to the public in the most efficient and reliable manner possible USA Today should be a part of any American home where the persons are interested in keeping up to date on current events, either Nationally or around the Globe.
USA Today is there with the stories and facts that will keep your finger on the pulse of the Nation.
usatodaysubscriptions.net /index.html   (394 words)

 USA Today's "widgets" can jazz up Web pages - The Denver Post
New York - USA Today is plunging into a hot new Internet technology, offering users the ability to install "widgets" on their blogs and personal Web pages that contain news updates and other information from the paper.
Kinsey Wilson, executive editor of USA Today, said in an interview Wednesday that the newspaper began offering three kinds of widgets this week at www.widgets.usatoday.com and has plans to offer four more.
USA Today's widgets are compatible with many blogging platforms and social networking sites, including Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Typepad and Google's iGoogle.
www.denverpost.com /ci_6811617?source=rss   (516 words)

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