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The loss of the Tampa Tribune is difficult for a former rival

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You live from headline to headline and from deadline to deadline. Those are the rules. You try to make this story sharper than yesterday’s. You try to squeeze out the money quote. You try to get one source, one more fact, one more comment. You work until the ink stains your fingers and, sometimes, your heart. You swallow the pressure. You fight writer’s block. You die a thousand tiny deaths. What was it that Red Smith once said? Writing is easy.…

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