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, science correspondent and Web columnist for USA TODAY, earned his BS degree in aerospaceengineering from Penn State University and his MA from George Washington University in science,technology and public policy. He is a Harvard Fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and has writtenarticles for
The Washington Post
magazine. He serves aschairman for the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award Committee and was a member ofNAKFI Science Writing Award Committee (2005–2008). Prior to joining USA TODAY, he served as the D.C.correspondent for the
; the deputy editor for
Violence Prevention and Personal Safety
newsletter; a researcher for HealthWeek/NewsweekProductions, PBS and
; and a policy analystand aerospace engineer at ANSER. Early in his career, he was a clerk for the Food and Drug Administration,a research fellow for the Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences, and a science and environ-mental issues writer for New York University.
, USA TODAY’s Supreme Court reporter, earned her undergrad at Marquette and her lawdegree at Georgetown. She is a regular panelist on PBS’s
and is the author of several legalreference books, including
’s two-volume encyclopedia on the Supreme Court (3rd Ed.,1997, with co-author Elder Witt). She is also author of
Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on theSupreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice
(HarperCollins, 2005) and
The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
, USA TODAY’s Washington bureau chief, earned her BA at Northwestern and her MA fromColumbia, where she was a Pulitzer Fellow. She has been covering American politics and the presidencythrough seven national elections and four presidential administrations. She is a weekly panelist on PBS’s
, often guest-hosts NPR’s
The Diane Rehm Show
, and regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews and other networks. Her writing has won many national awards, including the Gerald R. Ford Prize forDistinguished Reporting on the Presidency, the Merriman Smith Memorial Award for Deadline Reporting onthe Presidency and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence (shared).
USA TODAY: A valuable college course resource
USA TODAY is an influential voice that contributes to and reflects on contemporary discourse in myriadindustries and fields. It can and should contribute to your classroom dialogue.
An influential voice in contemporary discourse
With a multi-year publication timeline, college textbooks, especially within certain fields, are outdated by thetime they are available to your students. USA TODAY is a way to provide your students with the contemporarydiscourse of your field, be it business and marketing, economics, technology, mass communication, thehumanities or any number of other disciplines.USA TODAY’s mission — to “serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to make the USA truly onenation”
— asks the public to become informed and engaged. And because of its wide reach, it is not onlya forum but also an influential voice within the public discourse.
, the leading U.K. advertising trademagazine, ranked USA TODAY as the number two global paper. Noting its high worldwide circulation, itstates that USA TODAY is among “relatively few media that can offer . . . a truly worldwide audience.”
B-to-Be Media Business
magazine named USA TODAY as one of the 25 most influential business and industrypublications.
Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott says he reads USA TODAY to see what’s going on in the country.Former Morgan Stanley CEO Phil Purcell began to read USA TODAY when he realized he had to “because somany of my customers do.” And FedEx CEO Fred Smith says he reads USA TODAY every day.
Source: Allen H. Neuharth, Founder of USA TODAY, September 15, 1982.
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