Yesterday, USA Today‘s editor-in-chief David Callaway announced that the paper had hired Rem Rieder, the longtime editor of the American Journalism Review as the new media editor. As part of his role overseeing media coverage for the paper, Mr. Rieder will continue writing a column on the subject for the newspaper.
The hire brings some serious journalism chops to the “Nation’s Newspaper,” which was widely ridiculed for its use of graphics, color and infotainment when it launched in 1982. But a lot has changed in the past 30 years. The Internet, for one, has made the idea of a national daily both less laughable and harder to keep relevant. Last fall, USA Today redesigned the paper, tablet app and the website in an effort to keep up with the changing times. Read More