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Gannett’s flagship newspaper, USA Today, announced today it’s relaunching its brand identity, and with it a redesigned paper (starting Friday) and website (starting this weekend). The redesign comes on the heels of the paper’s 30th anniversary — the colorful, graphic-heavy paper launched Sept. 15, 1982.
Here’s a quick video intro to the redesign (complete with a cheesy voiceover):
From USA Today’s own story on the relaunch:
The look and functionality of all digital platforms — the website, tablet app, new Facebook app and new mobile apps — also have been overhauled to facilitate bigger images and graphic-driven stories while presenting them in “a fun, engaging” way, the company says.
The web and tablet platform will also feature live video coverage, interactive weather mapping and more instant analysis and commentary. New user-control features will make customizing the pages easier for consumers.
News organizations collect lots of data, and are increasingly allowing the public to access that data via APIs. Free access to the APIs is seen by news organizations as a form of serving the public’s interest.
But, there’s been a catch: The usage of almost all of these APIs is restricted to noncommercial use.
You shall not … use the NYT APIs for any commercial purpose or in any product or service that competes with products or services offered by NYT.
In the eyes of the Times, this constitutes commercial use:
1. Selling New York Times content or data in any application.
2. Charging a subscription fee for any New York Times content or data.
3. Selling any application built with one of our APIs.
(An exception is made for the Times’ Campaign Finance, Congress and NY State Legislature APIs, which use public data.)
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