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Susan Thurston

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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Personnel note: Hill+Knowlton Strategies Florida promotes Ron Bartlett, Alia Faraj-Johnson

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is promoting Ron Bartlett to deputy general manager of H+K’s Florida operations. Alia Faraj-Johnson is also moving up to lead the firm’s Florida public affairs practice. Bartlett, an H+K senior vice president, most recently served as head of the Florida public relations practice, the company’s largest state-based public affairs practice. Faraj-Johnson served as senior vice president in the company’s Tallahassee office. “With Florida’s dynamic political and communications landscape, it made so much sense to promote Ron and Alia…

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