Happy Birthday, USA Today. The newspaper critics once described as “television you can wrap fish in” is turning 30-years-old. Read “A Newspaper That Influenced Us All” in Garcia Media, a fascinating look back at what this project meant to the industry and its design community.
FJP Fun Fact: USA Today did try to launch a television program. Called, originally enough, USA Today: The Television Show, it launched in 1988 and was cancelled a year and a half later due to poor ratings.
FJP Quibble: USA Today launched on September 15th, 1982, so happy pre-birthday.
A very kind post here from Mario Garcia — and today’s our 30th birthday! We’re looking forward to the next 30 years.
Ball-shaped logo or not, fact is that USA Today did a lot to modernize newspapers. Happy birthday, fellas!