USA TODAY Debuts Weekly Column By Michael Wolff Prominent journalist and best-selling author to cover transformation of the media industry

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information media company, today announced the debut of "Michael Wolff," a weekly media column from renowned journalist and best-selling author Michael Wolff.  The column will run every Monday in the print and online editions of USA TODAY, beginning today.    

"As one of the most prominent and respected voices in the media business, Michael knows the industry better than anyone else," said Dave Callaway, USA TODAY's editor-in-chief.  "For more than two decades, he has covered some of the most transformative events in media, in addition to authoring some of the most impactful and thought-provoking books.  We are thrilled to bring his column and insights about the future of media to our loyal USA TODAY readers each week.  This is an important step as USA TODAY increases its focus on covering breaking news and developments in the media industry."

"There are few things in American life that the media doesn't touch--and few things its transformation won't effect," said Wolff. "It's the most exciting and important story of our time and USA TODAY will be a great platform from which to tell it."

Wolff is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a founder of Newser.com and the author of a recent biography of Rupert Murdoch, "The Man Who Owns the News." For many years, Wolff wrote a much-followed column about media for New York Magazine. In addition to the media, Wolff's subjects have ranged from politics and technology to covering the beginnings of the Iraq war from U.S. Military headquarters in the region, to a recent cover story in New York magazine about his mother's long-term battle with dementia. He has written numerous best-selling books including "Burn Rate," a memoir about his dotcom start-up. He writes a regular column for The Guardian and British GQ. In addition, he recently oversaw the redesign and revamping of Adweek, the advertising trade publication, as editorial director.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.  Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms.  An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of nearly 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 15 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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