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My question at Tiger Bay for Paul Tash, editor of the St. Petersburg Times

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Earlier this year, the Times was recognized by Editor and Publisher as one of ten newspapers that “do it right.” Below are screenshots from the nine other newspapers that also made that list. None of them, or any of the other “ten best newspapers in America,” publish the mugshots of those, mostly poor, who have been incarcerated, yet not yet found guilty. Why is the Times the only highly-respected newspaper that traffics in mugshot journalism?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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