Nicole Carroll

In Part One of this two-part series, Nicole Carroll the Editor-in-Chief of USAToday, shares her passion for journalism and how it is evolving to better serve the country in modern times and with new modes of communication.

Because USA Today has a vast network of partnerships with local newspapers and journalists around the country (2900 journalists in 38 states) they are able to provide their readers and subscribers with the most up to date coverage of most national issues. 

Nicole Carroll has made a decision to cover climate change not only as a broad topic, but also have journalists dedicated to reporting on climate change solutions. She credits the 2020 election with bringing the climate health issue to the forefront of our national conversation. 

USAToday does not have a paywall. Carroll wants to make sure readers have access to quality information about what is going on in the world. The focus at USAToday is focused on volume, and they have greatly achieved a mass of volume citing 127 million unique visitors and 1.5 billion page views on their website every month. 


In Part Two of this two-part series, Nicole Carroll, the Editor-in-Chief of USAToday, maintains impartiality even while discussing hot button issues like the Border Wall and upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. 

Carroll is very proud of USAToday as the paper recently fended off hedge fund Alden Global Capital who wanted to purchase the paper. Local journalism and a high standard for journalism was at stake with that offer. 

There are issues with building a wall across the southern U.S. border. Along that border is diverse terrain, possibly making construction difficult; as well as private property that you would have to take from the owners in order to build on. 

USAToday has a diverse readership in man aspects including political persuasion. USAToday’s focus in coverage is on listening to Americans in order to give people the most balanced facts possible. They will still hold individuals accountable for what they do and say, but also respect readers of various political persuasions in the reporting of the news.