Tampa Bay Times delivering magazines through Doorfront Direct 5/6/19

Reprinted from News & Tech

The Tampa Bay Times is now delivering national monthly magazines in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market through the Doorfront Direct network.

"Delivering monthly magazines broadens the services we offer and adds a new revenue source for our delivery organization," said Ben Hayes, director of operations for The Tampa Bay Times.

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Tampa Bay Times unveils newspaper racks that can stream video news and advertising 4/12/19

By Mark Katches, reprinted from the Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times has unveiled a new type of newspaper rack equipped with a 24-inch flat-screen monitor that can stream news and information at select retail outlets around the bay area. TimesVision is being installed in about 50 locations.

The 24-inch monitor streams news content and advertising in a seven-minute loop. The paper has the ability to update it in real-time with breaking news. It's all part of a new initiative called TimesVision designed to display video billboard content at print distribution racks in select retail outlets.

In the newsroom, a team of journalists will be producing short, sharp videos that will play on the TimesVision monitors – interspersed with marketing spots, advertising and in-store promotions at host locations.

This technology enables the Times to create a news and information feed that can be sold to advertisers around the bay area.

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Mark Katches named Tampa Bay Times executive editor 7/23/18

Mark Katches, one of the country's top investigative journalists and newsroom leaders, will become the executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Local newspapers fear tariffs could cripple them 4/24/18

The Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, said this week that it is cutting about 50 jobs. Publisher Paul Tash told CNN Money that tariffs have added an additional $3 million in expenses that the paper can't absorb.

In this article, see how tariffs also are affecting newspapers published by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. and Boone Newspapers.

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Graham Brink named Tampa Bay Times business columnist; Amy Hollyfield expands duties 4/23/18

Two veteran journalists at the Tampa Bay Times will assume prominent new roles in business and local coverage, Managing Editor Jennifer Orsi has announced. Graham Brink has been named business columnist, and Amy Hollyfield will expand her editing portfolio to include metro, politics and business.

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tbt* becomes a weekly publication in June 4/10/18

Starting June 7, tbt* will return to its roots as a weekly publication. The change allows tbt* to become the weekly go-to news and lifestyle guide for busy Millennials and Gen Xers in the Tampa Bay area.

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Conan Gallaty named Tampa Bay Times chief digital officer 3/5/18

Conan Gallaty, one of the country's leaders in digital publishing and innovation, has been named chief digital officer of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Tampa Bay Times, 10News WTSP investigation reveals Zombie Campaigns 2/3/18

A joint investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and 10News WTSP found at least 100 Zombie Campaigns nationwide where spending remains brisk despite the lack of viable campaigns, or in the most egregious cases, living candidates. Reporters from the Times and 10News spent a year reviewing one million records from the Federal Elections Commission and found rampant flouting of federal law, which prevents spending campaign money on personal expenses or costs unrelated to elections.

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SCMG buys Highlands Today 8/23/16

By Romona Washington, publisher, Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun

Sun Coast Media Group continues to expand throughout central Florida as it becomes the new owner of the daily newspaper in Highlands County. It completed a deal Friday to purchase Highlands Today from the Tampa Bay Times.

Once the transition is complete, Highlands Today will merge forces with the Highlands News-Sun, which was purchased by Sun Coast Media Group in 2014.

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Four SNPA members win Pulitzer Prizes 4/19/16

The Associated Press and three SNPA members from Florida were among the winners of Pulitzer Prizes awarded yesterday.

Well-deserved honors were awarded for:

Public Service - The Associated Press for an investigation of severe labor abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants. This reporting freed 2,000 slaves, brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms. (read more)

Investigative Reporting - Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier of the Tampa Bay Times and Michael Braga of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for a stellar example of collaborative reporting by two news organizations that revealed escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals and laid the blame at the door of state officials. (read more)

Local Reporting - Michael LaForgia, Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner of the Tampa Bay Times for exposing a local school board's culpability in turning some county schools into failure factories, with tragic consequences for the community. (read more)

Editorial Writing - John Hackworth of Sun Newspapers, Charlotte Harbor, Fla., for fierce, indignant editorials that demanded truth and change after the deadly assault of an inmate by corrections officers. (read more, including a column by David Dunn-Rankin about what this would have meant to his Dad)

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