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The end for SaintPetersBlog

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Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — FloridaPolitics.com — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward, I am devoting my full energies to the Florida Politics brand, whether it be the website, email programs like “Sunburn” and “Last Call,” or our gorgeous, award-winning INFLUENCE Magazine.

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Extensive Enterprises wins three awards in Florida journalists’ ceremony

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Extensive Enterprises Media and its media, including FloridaPolitics.com, won three statewide journalism awards Saturday night from the the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter, during ceremonies held in Coral Gables.

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.4.16 – Trib out

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The news yesterday that the Tampa Bay Times and absorbed the assets of the crosstown rival Tampa Tribune marks the end of rumors which I can recount starting back in 2008. That’s when stories surfaced that the paper would fold after the 2009 Super Bowl; That didn’t come to pass. Then the rumor was the Trib would fold after the 2012 Republican National Convention. That too proved to be false. It’s no longer false, and our community is less for it.…

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SaintPetersBlog named best independent blog, Florida Politics best news website by Florida Press Club

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Extensive Enterprises Media received three first-place awards at the 63rd annual Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition. EEM took home trophies for Best Independent Blog for SaintPetersBlog and Best News Website (in its class) for Florida Politics. Cartoonist Bill Day also received special recognition for best editorial cartooning for his contributions to both sites. The Florida Press Club – made up of 38 newspapers statewide – is a nonprofit, volunteer organization for writers, editors, photographers and other support staff who work for various news organizations…

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James Rosica latest addition to Florida Politics’ reporting stable

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James Rosica, a journalist and lawyer, joins Florida Politics after having been The Tampa Tribune’s state government reporter in Tallahassee since 2013. “I’m excited to be part of this team, especially as we come up on the 2016 elections,” he said. “Florida Politics and SaintPetersBlog have established themselves as must-reads in the capital and across the state, and I look forward to delivering content and engaging with our audiences.” After college, Rosica attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., and worked at…

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Here’s what local media says about David Jolly’s Senate announcement

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Monday is shaping up to be David Jolly day as news of his announced U.S. Senate bid makes its way through media outlets. The current U.S. Representative will not seek another term in Congress and will instead run to replace incumbent Marco Rubio who is vacating his post to run for President. Media organizations across the Tampa Bay area are jumping on the news with in-depth coverage of Jolly’s announcements. All outlets are quick to point out the fortuitous situation…

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Calm down, SaintPetersBlog still has at least one native blogger — me

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It’s OK that the father of SaintPetersblog has moved away from his beloved “Winterrock.” Obviously, SemiPetersblog doesn’t have as nice a ring to it, so the SaintPeter part will live on. In case you haven’t heard, Peter Schorsch and his family have moved out of their lovely, almost-waterfront home in Historic Old Northeast and into a gated community in Seminole called the Bayou Club. He left not because his love for the ‘burg had waned, but rather his faith in…

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