USA Today

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USA Today
Newspaper logo
description daily newspaper
language English
publishing company Gannet
First edition September 15, 1982
Frequency of publication Every day
Sold edition 1,621,091 million copies
( Top 10 US Daily Newspapers . )
editor Craig Moon
Web link
Front view of the USA Today / Garnett building in Tysons Corner, Virginia

USA Today is a mixed-edition daily newspaper . To this day it is regarded as the newspaper with the highest circulation, it was only briefly pushed to second place by the Wall Street Journal in autumn 2009 .

The USA Today is partly as a free newspaper available in leaner shape than the paid edition; Corresponding stands with freely available copies can be found in many hotels, airports, train stations and public institutions.

A regional edition of USA Today appears as the Daily Record in the New York area , which focuses more on events in New York City and New Jersey ; a selection of national news is identical to the standard edition.


The newspaper was founded on September 15, 1982 by Al Neuharth , the then head of Gannett and is now the flagship of the Gannett group. The first editor-in-chief was John Seigenthaler Senior from 1982 to 1991 . USA Today was the first newspaper to use satellite broadcasting capabilities to print the newspaper in various locations across the United States. In 2001 USA Today moved from Washington DC to Tysons Corner , to a new 120,000 m² corporate headquarters.

In March 2004, the paper was the subject of a scandal surrounding its longtime columnist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Jack Kelley. He has been accused of making headlines . As a result of the scandal, the newspaper had Kelley's article and his alleged whereabouts (including in Cuba , Israel and Jordan ) checked. Subsequently, Kelley resigned but denied the allegations. The paper's editor , Craig Moon, printed a public apology on the newspaper's front page.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Top 10 US Daily Newspapers . in: Cision , January 4, 2020
  2. ^ Joseph Plambeck: Newspaper Circulation Falls Nearly 9% . The New York Times, April 26, 2010