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Just nice for a change that usatoday.com didn't get beat on something as big and as predictable as a hurricane. The website folks are seemingly always lagging behind the competition or having major news events sneak up them, not to mention writing awful headlines and littering copy with errors. What's with that newsroom in the last few years? Are all the copy editors gone or just overworked? USA Today, print and online, is a pretty bad read on way too many days in my humble opinion. I don't recall quality control in the past being as big of a problem as it seems to be now.
Far better than the page one headline in print on Friday 's USA TODAY "Storm disrupts weekend."Really?
The paper actually looks like it had some actual staffers on an important breaking news story for a change. The website, from what I could tell, updated the news a lot. Surprise surprise!
Finally acting like a newspaper. Congrats.
So nice to see that, for once, three of the five "most popular" articles are hard-news related. Judging from that list most days, readers view USAT only as a source of celebrity gossip, a shame for what at least had been, a respectable national news report. But when you sell yourself as the "definitive source for mixed martial arts." Hmmm. How's that MMA thing working out for ya? Corporate was so hyped on that initiative, it sent out a press release. Love to hear about the revenue stream from that one.
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Just FYI: I'm now removing all comments that include the word, moron.
then just edit out the reference or offending sentence and repost, jim.
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