USA TODAY Becomes First National Newspaper Available on Flipboard
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — USA TODAY is the first national newspaper to be made available on Flipboard, the world’s leading social magazine and one of the media industry’s fastest growing and most innovative platforms.
USA TODAY will be Flipboard’s premier news provider, offering engaging, fast-paced news and information through a feed of top stories to the tech-savvy Flipboard audience. The Flipboard version of USA TODAY will deliver the latest award-winning USA TODAY stories – updated 24/7 – and compelling photos in a fun, interactive and easy-to-share way.
“We are delighted to offer USA TODAY on Flipboard. Our readers are busy, social and on-the-go and USA TODAY is their trusted source for the news they need to get through their day. Through our partnership with Flipboard we are providing them a unique way to enjoy USA TODAY and the ability to share their experience with their friends,” said John Hillkirk, editor of USA TODAY.
“USA TODAY’s founder Al Neuharth was known as an innovator, and we think it’s not exactly a coincidence that USA TODAY also happens to be the first national U.S. newspaper available on Flipboard,” said Flipboard’s editorial director Josh Quittner. “USA TODAY’s Flipboard version contains customized layouts and a unique story mix drawing from the entire newspaper, including up-to-the-minute items from its iconic News, Money, Sports, and Life sections.”
Flipboard has been downloaded millions of times on the iPad. It was Apple’s “iPad app of the year” last year and continues to be among the top news apps downloaded every month. Having won awards from prestigious news and design organizations, Flipboard brings the beauty of print and the power of social media to the iPad.
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.4 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than nine million downloads on mobile devices. The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
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