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Mitch Perry Report for 5.4.16 – Trib out

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The news yesterday that the Tampa Bay Times and absorbed the assets of the crosstown rival Tampa Tribune marks the end of rumors which I can recount starting back in 2008. That’s when stories surfaced that the paper would fold after the 2009 Super Bowl; That didn’t come to pass. Then the rumor was the Trib would fold after the 2012 Republican National Convention. That too proved to be false. It’s no longer false, and our community is less for it.…

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Questions raised on possible Tampa Trib sale

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Then there was one. Maybe. Facing an expiring lease and the outsourcing of its printing operations to rival Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Tribune may be coming up for sale. In a recent report, Noah Pransky of WTSP suggests that 121-year-old daily could be sold, even though its Los Angeles-based owner has not been forthcoming. “Guys see below there is a leak here somewhere this is bs,” wrote Revolution Capital Group founder and managing partner Robert Loring Jr. in response…

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USF names Tampa Bay Times as exclusive print media sponsor

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The University of South Florida has chosen the Tampa Bay Times as its exclusive print media sponsor for USF events. Under a three-year agreement, the Times will be the only print media company sponsoring both athletic and academic events. “The Times has supported the University of South Florida since its early days,” Times CEO Paul Tash said in a statement. “Both organizations invest in Tampa Bay and look to its future, so this is a natural partnership between two institutions…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I missed yesterday, so today is a bit of a blend of commentary on the last two day’s editions. The biggest news, although it’s not surprising, concerns the Times itself: Neil Brown being named Executive Editor.  I just love the way this story was handled by the Times, as if, ho-hum, we’re just naming another staff position, there’s nothing to see here.  In a town this size (thank you John Prine), and in a community as heavily influenced by the…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I missed yesterday, so today is a bit of a blend of commentary on the last two day’s editions. The biggest news, although it’s not surprising, concerns the Times itself: Neil Brown being named Executive Editor.  I just love the way this story was handled by the Times, as if, ho-hum, we’re just naming another staff position, there’s nothing to see here.  In a town this size (thank you John Prine), and in a community as heavily influenced by the…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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So a mid-level editor (with whom I am friendly) at the Times called and e-mailed me yesterday to “warn” me that my criticism of assistant metro editor Sandra Gadsden did not go unnoticed.  Add this criticism to my recent “outing” of Times food critic Laura Reiley’s decision to take a leave of absence and, he said, I may be tempting fate again.  Meaning the Times may want to write something about me just to take me down a notch.  The…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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So a mid-level editor (with whom I am friendly) at the Times called and e-mailed me yesterday to “warn” me that my criticism of assistant metro editor Sandra Gadsden did not go unnoticed.  Add this criticism to my recent “outing” of Times food critic Laura Reiley’s decision to take a leave of absence and, he said, I may be tempting fate again.  Meaning the Times may want to write something about me just to take me down a notch.  The…

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