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Job cuts are coming to The Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times will eliminate some jobs as it prepares its budget for the upcoming year, Times Publishing Company Chairman and CEO Paul Tash announced in a memo to employees Monday. The job cuts come five months after the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times bought the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long turf war over subscribers and advertisers in Florida's … Read More
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USA Today Network hires vice president of investigative reporting

Chris Davis, the Tampa Bay Times investigative editor who's shepherded three Pulitzer-winning projects to completion, will be vice president of investigative reporting for USA Today Network, the company announced Wednesday. In his new position, Davis will lead investigative reporting efforts at USA Today and throughout its parent company, which has recently rebranded its properties as the USA Today Network. Read More
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Tampa Bay Times buys and folds the Tampa Tribune

The Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times announced Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired The Tampa Tribune, ending a 29-year competitive battle in the bay region and creating the fifth-largest Sunday circulation newspaper in the nation. “The continued competition between the two newspapers was threatening to both,” said Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash. “There are very few cities that are able … Read More
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Tampa Bay Times sells headquarters for $19 million

The Tampa Bay Times on Friday announced the sale of its St. Petersburg, Florida headquarters for $19 million, becoming the latest regional newspaper to cash in on its real estate amid an industry-wide print advertising decline. The Tampa Bay Times, which is owned by The Poynter Institute, sold the downtown building to 490 First Avenue Owner LLC, a joint venture … Read More
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How one restaurant critic took on the food fables we've all been fed

Laura Reiley's first investigation was a small one. But it proved to be a nibble into something much bigger, a story the Tampa Bay Times' food critic took on this week. Four years ago, over dinner at Tampa's famous Bern's Steak House, Reiley listened as the waiter expounded on specials that came from the restaurant's eight-acre organic farm. She thought … Read More
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Tampa Bay Times signs deal to print The Tampa Tribune

The Tampa Bay Times has agreed to a five-year contract to print its longtime competitor, The Tampa Tribune, the companies announced today. The arrangement is not unprecedented. The Boston Globe prints the Boston Herald; the Chicago Tribune prints the Chicago Sun-Times; and The Dallas Morning News prints the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. As financial pressures have grown in … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Philly media owner explored a nonprofit path

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News building is seen in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)The owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com has given thought to shifting to non-profit ownership status, aligning with Temple University. It was unclear Thursday whether discussions held by H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest  go beyond the theoretical at this point . Read More
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Perspective: Keep the faith and believe in newspapers

This essay is adapted from a speech by Tampa Bay Times Chairman and CEO Paul Tash to the Metro Production Conference, a consortium representing 76 newspapers and their suppliers from five countries. The essay originally appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and is being republished with permission.  Today being a … Read More
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Pension agency puts liens on property owned by Tampa Bay Times parent company

Tampa Bay Times The Tampa Bay Times announced Monday that a federal pension agency has placed multi-million dollar liens on property owned by Times Publishing Company, the parent company of that newspaper. The liens also affect property owned by Poynter, which owns the Times Publishing Company. The liens, which amount to more than $30 million, were placed on … Read More
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When deciding to run an open-casket photo, picture editors matter

As news organizations debated their lead image options yesterday during the first of a two-day public viewing for slain Senator and pastor Clementa C. Pinckney, a key voice was silent in many newsrooms: The picture editor. Given the magnitude of this story and the historical significance, many publications and news sites presented the open casket public viewing prominently. Read More
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The Tampa Bay Times should have alerted authorities earlier

A police device rolls toward a copter device, right, that landed on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)The Tampa Bay Times was wrong. That is my reluctant conclusion after reading the story “Ruskin flier eludes Capitol air security.”  The story, well known by now, concerns Doug Hughes, an eccentric postal worker who … Read More
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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.) Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University's Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter) Anna Dickson will be deputy … Read More
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