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USA Today to Cut 35 Editorial Jobs

The AP via WSJ is reporting that USA Today is stripping 35 jobs from its newsroom. The idea is to feed more content to mobile devices and downplay its print edition.

“The cuts outlined in an internal memo Tuesday are part of a sweeping overhaul announced by USA Today Publisher Dave Hunke in August. About 130 of the 1,500 jobs throughout all of Gannett Co.-owned paper’s departments are expected to be jettisoned by the time the cutting is done. Most of the jobs being trimmed in the newsroom are currently vacant, according to the memo obtained by the Associated Press. USA Today spokesman Ed Cassidy declined to say how many people currently work in the newsroom. USA Today Editor John Hillkirk didn’t return calls.”

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Gannett Names President & Publisher of USA Today

Gannett has just named David Hunke president and publisher of USA Today. Craig Moon retired from the position this month.

In a release, Gannett chairman Craig Dubow says, “Dave is a highly talented, multi-faceted leader, who drives excellence throughout his organization while making the tough business decisions. At the same time, he has the courage to be innovative and take chances. He is just the right person for USA TODAY at this juncture.” Hunke was the CEO of the Detroit Media Partnership and publisher of the Detroit Free Press.

Today Hunke also announced his replacement for the paper’s editor– John Hillkirk, who is currently the paper’s executive editor.

This announcement fills a position vacant for months at USA Today. Hillkirk replaces Ken Paulson who left in February.