USA Today Logo – USA Today is a newspaper in the United States national newspaper published by Gannett Corporation. It is the largest daily newspaper in the country (with about 2.25 million copies every weekday) and the second largest circulation in the anglophone world (after The Times of India). USA Today was founded on September 15 of 1982 by Allen Neuharth. It claims to break with traditional newspapers (sometimes considered too gray, full of words and no color), with a style full of great diagrams and pictures. It is also known for its surveys on the views of the American public.
Initially the paper was also intended to stand apart from traditional methods of distribution, currently sold through a dispatcher with curved edges that resemble old TV as a dispatcher rather than traditional newspapers. USA Today also sought to accommodate business travelers and was widely distributed in airlines, airports and hotels, as in addition to other outlets. He was also one of the first newspapers to use satellite transmissions to send the final edition to different parts of the country for printing and distribution in regional markets. Innovation and use of regional centers of printing allowed closing time delay of the issues and to incorporate recent events and sports news in each issue.
The newspaper has proved a success, but critics have accused him of trivializing the news. His writing style is rarely used and generally subordinate statements has only three major statements by paragraph, all with the goal of readability. As a result, in its early days was referred to pejoratively as “McPaper” or “McNewspaper” in reference to the simplicity of fast food McDonald’s (who now distributes the newspaper). Still, the use of color, graphics and other elements, has been imitated by other magazines and newspapers. Its sports section is particularly popular because of this and its extensive coverage of events.
Since its inception in 1982 until the fall of 2001, Larry King was a columnist for USA Today. In 2001 the newspaper changed its corporate offices to a new building of 120,000 miles in Mc Lean, in the County of Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington not far from its former headquarters in Arlington County. On September 7, 2005 the current price is 0.75 ¢ newspaper and Sunday 0.50. The kiosks are selling more papers in this issue, with some newspapers more economical due to the paper, is environmentally friendly and durable. According to the World Almanac 2005, USA Today is the most widely distributed newspaper in the United States.