USA Today launches new podcast, The City

USA Today Network announced the addition of investigative journalist Robin Amer to its podcasting lineup. Amer will be hosting a new show called The City, which was the winner of the WNYC 2015 Podcast Accelerator competition. This podcast will explore different American cities, combining news stories and investigations into local community dynamics.

“It’s clear that there is an investment in podcasting as a news medium, and I’m excited to start working with local journalists at publications across the country,” Amer said. “These writers are deeply rooted in their communities and have a strong grasp of the core issues and struggles America’s cities and citizens face.”

“The resurgence of podcasting has opened up a new avenue for innovative storytelling,” said Maribel Perez Wadsworth, chief transformation officer, Gannett, whichowns USA Today Network. “This addition combines our award-winning investigative journalism with exciting tune-in entertainment. And, The City is a great fit for our line-up as it will elevate those compelling stories from our local communities to our national platform, greatly amplifying their reach.”

Anna Washenko