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We took out two full-page ads in today’s Wall Street Journal to share the good news: We’re No. 1 in circulation across digital and print. (The WSJ is now No. 2.) And there’s more to come, too, with daily editions of USA TODAY added to daily publications across the country.

Our thanks to our awesome readers. You rock. 

(Some coverage from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/IFdOvE)

We took out two full-page ads in today’s Wall Street Journal to share the good news: We’re No. 1 in circulation across digital and print. (The WSJ is now No. 2.) And there’s more to come, too, with daily editions of USA TODAY added to daily publications across the country.

Our thanks to our awesome readers. You rock.

(Some coverage from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/IFdOvE)

Is Manning a 'he' or 'she' now?

Different news organizations are responding differently to Manning’s request to go by Chelsea Manning and be referred to as a woman. The Huffington Post, the Daily Mail, MSNBC and Slate have all started using the feminine pronoun.

Today, USA TODAY, The Boston Globe, Politico, CNN, Fox, the Daily News, the New York Post, the Daily Beast, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times are using the masculine pronoun.

"This is a tough one and sparked vigorous debate in the newsroom," USA TODAY Editor Dave Callaway says. "Style evolves with the culture, and the latest style recommendations are that transgender people should be described as they want to be described. That said, Private Manning has been known as a male to this day, so should be regarded as ‘he’ at least for the immediate future. We will continue to discuss."

Jennifer Lawrence may be Vogue’s latest cover girl, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer graces its pages in a photo spread and lengthy profile, which hits the Internet today and newsstands next week.
Mayer, 38, weighs in on:
Motherhood. ”One night I looked up and was like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s midnight and I have a husband and I’m, like, eight months pregnant. I need to leave!’ I was just here working, having the best possible time.”
Yahoo’s $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. ”I’ve done now between three and four dozen acquisitions in my career… and I’ve never seen this kind of lock-and-key fit between two companies.”
More: http://usat.ly/15OmxPp(Photo by Mikael Jansson, Vogue)

Jennifer Lawrence may be Vogue’s latest cover girl, but Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer graces its pages in a photo spread and lengthy profile, which hits the Internet today and newsstands next week.

Mayer, 38, weighs in on:

Motherhood. ”One night I looked up and was like, ‘Oh, my God, it’s midnight and I have a husband and I’m, like, eight months pregnant. I need to leave!’ I was just here working, having the best possible time.”

Yahoo’s $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. ”I’ve done now between three and four dozen acquisitions in my career… and I’ve never seen this kind of lock-and-key fit between two companies.”

More: http://usat.ly/15OmxPp

(Photo by Mikael Jansson, Vogue)

While the full text of the article isn’t scheduled to be released until Friday, it hardly sounds like a puff piece. Here’s the cover type: “THE BOMBER,” followed by, “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by his Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.”

I don’t know about you, but to me calling somebody a monster doesn’t sound much like glorifying him.

Ford apologizes for ad with gagged, bound women

Ford India and a British ad agency have both apologized for what they said was an unauthorized ad showing three scantily clad, gagged and bound women in the back of Ford Figo compact car driven by a grinning caricature of Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi. The tagline for the ad: “Leave your worries behind with Figo’s extra-large boot.”

7 companies Twitter should buy

  • Timehop
  • Poptip
  • BioIsChanged
  • Mass Relevance
  • Pocket
  • Skylines
  • ThingLink

Remember when radio was the new hotness? (Neither do we, but it was. You know how it goes.) 

CBS’ “World News Roundup” is turning 75, but it’s competing in a very different landscape than seven and a half decades ago — and it seems to both defy and embrace the Internet age. We take a look at some of the changes.

More: http://usat.ly/15C8BKY

I drove back to our Aurora hotel where family gathered for a wedding, thinking how lucky my two children — Kristin, then 19, and Ben, 18 — were to grow up in Newtown, where violent crime usually meant teenage mischief-makers bashing mailboxes late at night. How wrong I was.
Gary Stoller

Gary’s a USA TODAY reporter who lives in Newtown. He was one of the first reporters on the scene last week and now reflects on the town: A week after shooting massacre, Newtown navigates Christmas.

Spin magazine ceases print publication

25 years in print — but now beefing up its digital presence.

Newsweek Global, as the all-digital publication will be named, will be a single, worldwide edition targeted for a highly mobile, opinion-leading audience who want to learn about world events in a sophisticated context. Newsweek Global will be supported by paid subscription and will be available through e-readers for both tablet and the Web, with select content available on The Daily Beast.

Tina Brown & Baba Shetty on the Newsweek of the future. (via newsweek)

Here’s to hoping Tumblr’s a big part of that strategy.