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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times – As Editor, Chairman & CEO of a storied newspaper with a rich history, unique ownership structure, fine writers and editors, modern printing facilities, blessed with local and state politicians uniquely skilled and willing to provide daily content, and fresh off a historical win of two (count em TWO) Pulitzer Prizes, Paul Tash should be in high cotton! After all, that whole ‘Pravda-on-the-Bay’ rep is so last administration. Yet while a series of wise ownership and business decisions over the years have positioned the St. Petersburg Times in a better position than many other papers, it still faces the same current economic strains and evolutionary currents of media content delivery. Please join your fellow tigers as Mr. Tash discusses how he plans to shepherd the Times through the current bad economy, what he envisions the entity being in future years, and how such changes may change the way news media impacts politics and policy in our Nation. For a man who only recently published a nostalgic book on St. Petersburg’s history as seen through the good ole printed paper, some of his ideas will surely surprise.

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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