USA Today unveils page-turning digital revamp

Sep 13, 2012 by Ryan Nakashima

USA Today is overhauling its paper and digital editions for the second time in less than two years.

On Friday, 's print version —the nation's second largest newspaper— will introduce a new logo and a redesign that highlights text in key portions of stories in different colors and includes more graphics and photos.

Starting this weekend, Gannett Co. Inc.'s flagship national daily is changing the layout of its website and , requiring readers to flip through pages as if they're perusing a digital magazine.

The new page-turning model allows the newspaper to sell large that support video between the news pages.

Meanwhile, USA Today is resisting a trend among newspapers to charge readers for digital content, even though so-called pay walls have helped boost revenue.

Explore further: Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Gannett to charge for newspapers online

Feb 23, 2012

Gannett, the largest US newspaper chain, has announced plans to begin charging for online access to its 80 US dailies by the end of the year with the exception of flagship USA Today.

Gannett net profit down 23 percent on ad slide

Apr 18, 2011

USA Today publisher Gannett said Monday that net profit fell 23 percent in the first quarter as a double-digit boost in digital revenue failed to make up for a continued print advertising slide.

USA Today Twitter feed hacked

Sep 26, 2011

The Twitter account of USA Today has been hacked in the latest cyberattack on a US media outlet by a group calling itself the "Script Kiddies."

USA Today tests online edition at colleges

Nov 16, 2009

(AP) -- Penn State, Indiana and Missouri are the first schools to participate in a USA Today initiative meant to test how students respond to electronic versions of printed newspapers.

Recommended for you

UN moves to strengthen digital privacy (Update)

Nov 25, 2014

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.

Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

Nov 25, 2014

The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, announced Tuesday its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion.

Virtual money and user's identity

Nov 25, 2014

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.