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Credit: USA Today

Nicole Carroll will become editor in chief of USA TODAY effective March 2018. She replaces Joanne Lipman, who stepped down in December to focus on an upcoming book.

Carroll has overseen extensive coverage of Donald Trump's signature campaign promise to build a wall on the Southern border. She has also led the effort to fight two significant violations of journalists’ First Amendment rights with the Arizona Republic, both of which she won.

She was previously vice president of news and editor of the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, which has twice been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. She served as southwest regional editor for the USA TODAY NETWORK, overseeing newsrooms in New Mexico and Utah in 2015.

  • Carroll spent almost two decades at USA TODAY, joining the Republic in 1999.
  • She was inducted into the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • She was awarding by the National Press Foundation in 2019 with the prestigious Benjamin C. Bradlee “Editor of the Year” award. 
“Nicole embodies the values, journalistic excellence, integrity and fierce competitive spirit USA TODAY needs to further its position as a trusted national news leader,."
— Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president, USA TODAY NETWORK and associate publisher, USA TODAY

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Why it matters: The announcement that 12 of the richest clubs in England, Spain and Italy would start a new league was met with backlash from fans, soccer stars and politicians. The British government had threatened to pass legislation to stop it from going ahead.

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Why it matters: Urged on by shareholders, employees and its own company creeds, Big Business is taking increasing stands on controversial political issues during recent months — and now it's beginning to see the fallout.

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Despite the separation between church and state, the federal government depends upon religious shelters to help it cope with migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Why it matters: The network supports the U.S. in times of crisis, but now some shelter leaders are complaining about expelling families to Mexico when they have capacity — and feel a higher calling — to accommodate them.

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