USA Today Shifting Away from Print to Digital

Posted by at 1:00 pm on August 27, 2010

USA Today today  stated in a New York Times Story  it would undergo a major overhaul of its system which would move attention away from print to digital. The new digital focus iPad app, iPhone, Android, other mobile devices, and the web. It now has a VP of Digital Development, Steve Kurtz, who will focus primarily on refining the paper for its digital side.

“This gets us ready for our next quarter-century,” company President David Hunke said to the  New York Times.

The newspaper will no longer have individual managing editors for its Life, Money, News and Sports sections, instead putting editors together in content groups.  USA Today’s moves should result in 130 lost jobs in the fall, although Hunke wouldn’t say which areas were being cut.

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