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December 7, 2012
usatoday:

Our cover story today: Why do so many NFL players own guns?

Not that it’s not a clever treatment, but should it really be pointed at a football player?

usatoday:

Our cover story today: Why do so many NFL players own guns?

Not that it’s not a clever treatment, but should it really be pointed at a football player?

9:38 // 1 year ago
September 20, 2012

usatoday:

We’ve had a bit of fun with Stephen Colbert’s challenge to us on how we’d cover non-circular news.

Here are the final two logos we built just for him, including a likeness of the comedian and his ultimate challenge: a story about SpongeBob SquarePants eating Doritos at the Pentagon.

(That last one even appears in print today on the Life section.)

Anything else, Mr. Colbert?

USA Today in a fight with Colbert? Bring it.

7:51 // 1 year ago
September 15, 2012
usatoday:

futurejournalismproject:

lookatluca:

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!

usatoday:

futurejournalismproject:

lookatluca:

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!

15:15 // 1 year ago
September 14, 2012

usatoday:

The “Cool Balls” manifesto, by designer Sam Ward — who may have spent far too much time designing the daily versions of our new logo.

I have a dream … that one day all Americans will join hands and declare their undying love for our balls; our spheres of influence, our behaviors, or whatever one chooses to call them.

Actually, and perhaps with an air of creepiness, I DID have a dream about this very topic. I dreamt that people all over the place were talking about the images in USA TODAY’s balls. It was creating quite a stir; which, if we do our job right, shouldn’t be far from the truth. [more]

Click on to read more about USA Today’s focus on ball-based design.

11:41 // 1 year ago
USA Today: Wow, they sure gave that redesign a giant blue circle for a logo. (More info on the change here.)

USA Today: Wow, they sure gave that redesign a giant blue circle for a logo. (More info on the change here.)

10:00 // 1 year ago
September 6, 2012
USA Today to logo, typefaces, layout, Web site: “We Deserve Better”
Remember this headline? Yeah, that was great. Anyway, USA Today decided that it, too, deserves better, and is planning a major redesign with a new logo and the whole kit-and-kaboodle. The paper is timing the launch of the redesign to coincide with its 30th anniversary September 15.

USA Today to logo, typefaces, layout, Web site: “We Deserve Better”

Remember this headline? Yeah, that was great. Anyway, USA Today decided that it, too, deserves better, and is planning a major redesign with a new logo and the whole kit-and-kaboodle. The paper is timing the launch of the redesign to coincide with its 30th anniversary September 15.

18:36 // 1 year ago
August 31, 2012
In which USA Today tries for the powerful quote headline to emphasize the RNC’s overarching message, and somehow pulls off the opposite effect. (via Charles Apple)

In which USA Today tries for the powerful quote headline to emphasize the RNC’s overarching message, and somehow pulls off the opposite effect. (via Charles Apple)

20:41 // 1 year ago
June 28, 2012
It’s “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday, sounding as though she were fighting back tears. “I’m going to have to tell our viewers. That’s what makes me more emotional than anything. I don’t want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them.
‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today – USATODAY.com (via apsies)

:( You were awesome Ann, no matter what those jerks at the New York Times say. 

(via apsies)

0:30 // 2 years ago
June 26, 2012
So wait … USA Today is on Tumblr, and nobody told us? Man, we’re slacking. Welcome to the neighborhood, guys! When’s the housewarming party?

So wait … USA Today is on Tumblr, and nobody told us? Man, we’re slacking. Welcome to the neighborhood, guys! When’s the housewarming party?

8:46 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012
Find it interesting that Kim Dotcom — and by extension, MegaUpload — got a front page centerpiece on USA Today this morning. Reading the story, it’s relatively fair, but seems not to give much play to the fact that people actually used the service for legal reasons, too. (cover via Newseum)

Find it interesting that Kim Dotcomand by extension, MegaUpload — got a front page centerpiece on USA Today this morning. Reading the story, it’s relatively fair, but seems not to give much play to the fact that people actually used the service for legal reasons, too. (cover via Newseum)

10:05 // 2 years ago