USA Today biz/tech news staff losing two in layoffs
USA Today’s business and tech news staff is losing two reporters as part of the Gannett company-wide layoffs.
Those being cut are:
- Roger Yu, who writes about economics and business policy for USA Today. He has previously covered media, technology and health care, and worked in Asia as a foreign correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires. He also worked as a health care reporter for the Dallas Morning News and as a tech reporter for the Seattle Times. Yu has an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from George Washington University.
- Jon Swartz, USA Today’s award-winning technology reporter and Pulitzer Prize nominee, who covers Silicon Valley trends, social media and profiles CEOs. A high-tech journalist since 1987, Swartz has written for Forbes, The (London) Independent, London Times, San Francisco Chronicle and New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won numerous journalism awards and is a two-time finalist for the Loebs, the Pulitzers of business reporting. He has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize. Swartz is co-author of “Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity.”
Both are considered valued members of the department.
End of an era: After 17 great years, I'm leaving USA TODAY. I was laid off today.
— Jon Swartz (@jswartz) September 19, 2017