USA Today (trademarked as USA TODAY in capitals) is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth. The paper has the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States
USA Today was founded in 1982 with the goal of providing a national newspaper in the U.S. market, where generally only a single local newspaper and/or a metropolitan daily's state/regional edition was available. The first issue reported on the death of actress Grace Kelly. Colorful and bold, with many large diagrams, charts, and photographs, it contrasted with the relatively colorless papers of the time such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Emphasizing its national focus, USA Today became well-known for its national polls on public sentiment. Another distinctive feature is its "Our View/Opposing View" editorial column, which features not only the paper's view on a current event, but also features the view of someone (individual or group) defending the opposing view.