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Naples Daily News pops lobbyist, gives state universities free pass

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If you haven’t already seen the “must-read” article from the Naples Daily News linked to in Monday’s Sunburn — check it out now. Here’s why: Arek Sarkissian stumbled onto a big scandal, but not the scandal he wrote about.

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Tallahassee Democrat updates ‘Capital Team’ logo to reflect, you know, the Florida Capitol

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In what can be described as a step in the right direction, the folks at Gannett unveiled its new and improved “Capital Team” logo. And this time, they get the geography right. To recap, the USA TODAY network is assembling “seven journalists, one mission,” with a group of veteran reporters taken from the Tallahassee Democrat, Naples Daily News and Treasure Coast Newspapers – including Jeff Burlew, James Call, Bill Cotterell, Alexandra Glorioso, Isadora Rangel, Arek Sarkissian and Jeff Schweers –…

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Personnel note: Arek Sarkissian joins Naples Daily News as Tally Bureau Chief

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Gainesville Sun public safety reporter Arek Sarkissian has been tapped to become Tallahassee bureau chief for the Naples Daily News. Prior to joining the Sun in August 2014, Sarkissian was a legislative reporter for LobbyTools, where he focused on health care and education issues. Before that, he served as a multimedia journalist for the Tallahassee Democrat. “Leaving The Sun is hard,” Sarkissian said about his new role, “but I’m excited to work on a team that loves this state and the…

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