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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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Putting a face on Gannett’s ‘2 percent workforce reduction’

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Susan Ledford wasn’t an immediately recognizable name from the Tallahassee Democrat‘s newsroom. Unlike Gerald Ensley or Bill Cotterell, she didn’t ride on parade floats or get to be known by governors and lawmakers. But for nearly three decades, Ledford helped make the trains run on time, night after night. Ledford — who’s been a copy editor, page designer, production planner, and numerous other titles over her 28 years — was given the proverbial ax this week, just one casualty of Democrat owner Gannett Co.‘s decision to trim…

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Capitol Press Corps members talk shop after 2016 Session

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Members of the Florida Capitol Press Corps broke down the 2016 Legislative Session at the Capital City Tiger Bay Club’s April meeting on Friday, April Fool’s Day. Reporters Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, Tia Mitchell of the Florida Times-Union, Bill Cotterell of the Tallahassee Democrat, Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida, and Dara Kam of News Service of Florida answered questions posed by PR pro Christina Johnson, founder of On3 Public Relations. Much of the conversation was more or less exposition of what went down during the annual lawmaking period,…

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Rick Scott says he’s not thinking of becoming Donald Trump’s VP

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A day after Gov. Rick Scott became the subject of speculation that he could be considered in the mix as of potential running mates for GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump, he attempted to dial down those rumors by saying that he hadn’t thought at all about the possibility. “I focus on this job. I’ve got three more years on this job,” he said when asked by longtime Tallahassee reporter Bill Cotterell at a news conference in his office Wednesday…

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Martin Dyckman: Jeb Bush-Gotterdammerung, and the rise of Marco Rubio

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It is startling to even think these words, let alone to have to write them, but I’m feeling sympathy for Jeb Bush. He may not welcome that emotion from a liberal who has rarely agreed with him about anything, but there’s a nation at stake. It seems almost unbelievable that the two most qualified of the Republican presidential candidates, Bush and John Kasich, are lagging far behind people whose election would be an international disgrace. Donald Trump is the most…

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Continuing coverage of Independent Charlie Crist and the Republicans of the Lost Party

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Seeing as there is a new development every 15 minutes about Charlie Crist’s expected departure from the Republican Party so that he can run as an Independent, I will just keep this post up to provide the latest updates on Crist, Marco Rubio, Kendrick Meek.  I’ll keep aggregating any major stories, while posting links to stories also worth reading: 4/27 9:34 a.m. – Charlie Crist’s supporters face pressure from GOP: While the Tampa Bay Chair of Crist for Senate, Greg Truax, says…

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