"It's not intended to lessen our focus or priorities on long-form, enterprise journalism."
-- David Callaway, in an addendum to a memo yesterday, announcing one of the more dramatic changes to USA Today since he was named editor in chief last summer. The paper is killing, at least temporarily, the in-depth "cover stories" featured on section fronts since USAT launched 30 years ago. Callaway says the move will give page designers and online editors more latitude. Historically, cover stories were the most labor intensive. Ending them just as USAT is once more cutting staff suggests an additional motive. I've posted both memos in the comments section, below.