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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Colbert to USA TODAY: ‘I enjoy your circles’ Olivia Barker, USA TODAY 8:21 a.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Has the Emmy winner finally come around to the newspaper’s new(ish) logo? Stephen Colbert backstage at the Emmys, where he let slip his appreciation of a certain newspaper’s new(ish) logo. (Photo: Dan Steinberg, Invision/AP) SHARE 33 CONNECT 26 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE He likes us! Right now, he likes us! “Oh, USA TODAY? I enjoy your circles,” Stephen Colbert told USA TODAY’s Marco della Cava backstage, fresh off his show’s dual Emmy win. For years, Colbert has poked gentle, hilarious fun at “The” USA TODAY. When the paper unveiled its new circle logo last fall, the ribbing ratcheted up to a riotous level. Colbert claimed USA TODAY could now only report news that’s “circular in nature …

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The New Zealanders still hold an 8-6 advantage over their American counterparts in the best-of-17 series. The Americans started their defense of the cup on minus two after being punished for illegally modifying their catamarans. The sailors who race the America’s Cup America’s Cup trophy on display Andrew Simpson (R) receives his gold medals alongside best friend and crewmate Iain Percy at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Andrew Simpson, known as “Bart”, had an illustrious sailing career. Simpson was a two-time Olympic medalist in the Star class, gold in Beijing 2008 and silver in London 2012. In 2008, Simpson and Percy were part of Great Britain’s all-conquering sailing team. Great Britain is the most successful nation in Olympic sailing history, with more gold medals won than any other nation. Simpson juggled his sailing career with his family life. He was a devoted husband, and father to two boys, Freddie and Hamish. Simpson’s untimely death shocked the world of sailing and brought a glittering career to a premature end. Percy described Simpson as “the friendliest, kindest man I have ever met.” Olympic hero Read: Meet the America’s Cup ‘flying yacht’ In order to prevent defeat, Oracle Team USA need to win the final three races of the competition, starting with race 17 on Tuesday, with race 18 scheduled to take place the same day should it be required. “We’ve got a huge wave of momentum. The boat’s just going fantastic,” Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill told the official America’s Cup website. “That was a tough start, we had starboard entry and it was a tough time.” Read: Remembering Andrew Simpson Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker remains confident his team can win the series despite Oracle’s recent charge.

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Percy described Simpson as "the friendliest, kindest man I have ever met."

Its more of a conversation-starter. To that goal, Kramer said his paper haslately urged its journalists to express their voice to appeal to digital readers. We are encouraging our writers to be more expressive and have a unique voice, Kramer said, adding that readers in the digital age are more interested in the people delivering their information to them than past audiences were. Also read: TheGrill: Bill Maher on Why Hell Never Win an Emmy Not If Youre Gonna Be the Brave One Jonathan Alcorn In addition, Kramer said, USA Today is emphasizing the importance of discovery for its readers that is, presenting something that the readers didnt necessarily know they were interested before reading a story, as opposed to giving them what theyre already looking for, which has been a driving force of the internet news model. I dont have the automotive industry or the plastic industry in my top 10 list of interesting topics, Kramer said by way of example. However, if he saw a story about a car manufacturer that decided to build its cars out of all plastics, it would likely grab his attention. The discovery element is also crucial to the advertising end of journalism, Kramer said during the panel, Regimagining the Newsroom and to that point, he insisted, the advantage goes to the print media. Also read: TheGrill: FXs John Landgraf on a la Carte Cables Threat to Hollywoods Creativity, Breaking Bad Regrets One of the reasons print advertising still survives is that print is one of the best discovery mediums; its easy to turn a page, Kramer noted, saying that print ads offer advertisers a big tableau to hawk its wares with. Kramer, who said that USA Today grew its print advertising revenue last year, noted that were still at a point where the advertising dollars for us we make more per reader in print than we do on the web, estimating that USA Today takes in about five times per print reader than it does per digital reader. Were gradually building advertising revenue with digital, but were not there yet, he noted, adding that,in general,were seeing a resurgence in effective print advertising. Also read: TheGrill: Online Giant Break Medias Next Move Tentpole Projects for TV (Video) Still, the digital advertising model must be addressed a challenging process, Kramer conceded, especially since readers continue to switch the devices they tend to get their news from. While last year saw readers excited about tablets, this year has been about mobile devices. While advertisers tend to be excited about tablets, Kramer said, your mobile device has really become your breaking news device advertising is even further behind there. Kramer also acknowledged that the prospect of a paywall for USA Today is likey in the cards. I think eventually we do have to have the ability to charge people its really important to the business model. Logic would dictate that [a paywall is] where we need to go.