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Tampa Bay Times still mum on distribution of tickets to mayoral debate

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More than 24 hours after tickets for an upcoming mayoral debate were to be distributed to the public, sponsors of the event say are still unsure about how they plan to fill the seats at the one-hour forum. The debate is scheduled for July 25 at the Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg. It will air live on Bay News 9, making it possibly the most important night so far of the campaign. “We’re discussing our plans with our partners to…

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Tampa Bay Times tweaks paywall temporarily

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No, the Tampa Bay Times hasn’t dropped its paywall. A couple of FloridaPolitics.com readers on Wednesday mused whether the St. Petersburg-based newspaper, Florida’s largest by circulation, had done so, judging by a “seeming plethora of free content.” But a Times spokeswoman says the paywall has been temporarily loosened but not lifted. As a refresher, a paywall “prevents Internet users from accessing webpage content (most notably news content and scholarly publications) without a paid subscription,” according to Mashable, the tech news and digital culture…

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