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Brian Ries elevated to editor of Creative Loafing Sarasota; will keep food critic role

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It looks Creative Loafing opened up its books and made Brian Ries: I wrote my first column for Creative Loafing a little over six years ago. I had asked a CL advertising rep if they needed a new restaurant critic and, fortuitously enough, they did. The paper was edited by the CL Tampa staff then and there was a sort of laissez-faire attitude about the baby brother down south. With no serious writing samples in hand, I went out to a restaurant and wrote…

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Political Whore leaving Creative Loafing

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore: After nearly five years of documenting the inside story of Tampa Bay and Florida politics, my time here is coming to a close. I have accepted a yearlong appointment as the Freedom Forum Visiting Professional at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, where I am teaching four sections of investigative journalism and editing this fall. For the past four years, I have worked to complete a Master of Arts degree in Mass…

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