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On The Tampa Tribune’s new printing partnership with the Tampa Bay Times

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The future of The Tampa Tribune has been in doubt ever since the newspaper sold its downtown Tampa building to a Miami developer. At the time of the sale, Tribune Publisher Brian Burns said the paper would explore other options for printing, including contracting with other press operations or acquiring newer presses for printing at a new location. Of course, there were very few options for Burns and Co. to explore. So on Monday, the Tribune announced that the Barzini family would do business…

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Tampa Bay Times CFO arrested for DUI

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Jana Linn Jones, chief financial officer of Times Publishing Co. and treasurer of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, was arrested last week for driving under the influence. Times Publishing is the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times. On Friday, Sept. 18, a 2014 Lexus driven by Jones struck the back of another car on 49th Street N near Ulmerton Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff arrest report. As reported in the Times, Jones had the smell of alcohol…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/14)

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Monday’s St. Petersburg Times reminds me why I relented and signed up for a subscription. Of course, the horrifying stories of the Church of Scientology urging women to have abortions is must-read.  But so is Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip coverage of a weekend of televised sports. What’s not must-read: Ernest Hooper’s Monday column continues to disappoint.  It’s not that Hooper writes anything provoking or ridiculous.  It’s that, with the real-estate granted to Hooper, his column should just explode…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/14)

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Monday’s St. Petersburg Times reminds me why I relented and signed up for a subscription. Of course, the horrifying stories of the Church of Scientology urging women to have abortions is must-read. But so is Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip coverage of a weekend of televised sports. What’s not must-read: Ernest Hooper’s Monday column continues to disappoint.  It’s not that Hooper writes anything provoking or ridiculous.  It’s that, with the real-estate granted to Hooper, his column should just explode…

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Judge rejects St. Petersburg Times’ effort to block street solicitation ban

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Love citing the St. Petersburg Times in an article about the St. Petersburg Times.  Where is the alternative media? A federal judge Thursday refused to block St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. “No matter what its genesis was, whatever the legislative intent was is irrelevant,” Lazzara said. “It applies…

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