It’s not a shock to me that the same people I know who dismiss USA Today don’t see any value in The Daily. Then again, they aren’t the target audience and neither am I. The Daily staff boast of writing for people outside the media capitols; news-wise it’s for people who back in the day might have subscribed to USA Today. Sometimes the writing style is bright and incisive; sometimes it’s stiff or shallow. The stories tend toward short and snappy because that’s what its readers want but it also runs historical features you wouldn’t expect in most papers with that focus. Its opinion sections tend towards conservative although every so often there’s a surprise.