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USA TODAY Becomes First National Newspaper Available on Flipboard
Oct 14, 2011 (03:10 PM EDT)
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.
SOURCE USA TODAY