Along with The Wall Street Journal And The New York Times, USA Today holds the position for the widest circulation of newspapers in the US. What makes it noteworthy is the fact that while The WSJ and The NYT have been around for over a century, USA today was founded only in 1982. Today the newspaper has a daily reach of seven million readers all over the world.
USA Today itself made headlines this year when it published an op-ed calling Mr. Donald Trump unfit for Presidency. It was a startling turn of events because the newspaper had maintained a policy of not endorsing candidates. But then these are pretty extraordinary elections, and USA Today remains an extraordinary voice in the mainstream media.
USA Today columnists who make a lasting impact
While the newspaper is renowned for its news coverage and breaking stories, it also has a rich tradition of columnists who have their strong following. Of course it began right at the top, from the founder Al Neuharth whose column Plain Talk was eagerly awaited every week.
There have been many other experts from different fields who have shared their voice on wide ranging topics through regular columns and contributions. They have only added to the richness in the content of the newspaper, and are a must read.
DeWayne Wickham – He is a veteran print columnist who is an expert on Politics and Race relations in the US and abroad. He has reported from all over the country and various parts of the world. If you want to get an insight into the interplay between race and politics then his column is what you need to look at.
Alan Webber – He is a genial author, editor and writer, who writes on technology, business, economy and information. His books have been well received and Fast Company magazine that he co-founded has won prestigious awards for excellence and design. His unique writing style makes columns on niche topics very accessible to all readers.
Mary Zeiss Stange – If like us, you believe that your reading material should include voices on women and feminism, environment and social issues then Ms. Stange is the name you should follow. She is the professor of women’s studies and religion at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and her columns are extremely informative.
You can also choose to read some of the other renowned USA Today columnists based on your own interests and boost your knowledge on the subjects.