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Tallahassee Democrat updates ‘Capital Team’ logo to reflect, you know, the Florida Capitol

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In what can be described as a step in the right direction, the folks at Gannett unveiled its new and improved “Capital Team” logo. And this time, they get the geography right. To recap, the USA TODAY network is assembling “seven journalists, one mission,” with a group of veteran reporters taken from the Tallahassee Democrat, Naples Daily News and Treasure Coast Newspapers – including Jeff Burlew, James Call, Bill Cotterell, Alexandra Glorioso, Isadora Rangel, Arek Sarkissian and Jeff Schweers –…

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Tampa Bay Times’ Alexandra Zayas to work for ProPublica

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Tampa Bay Times award-winning investigative reporter Alexandra Zayas is departing the newspaper to work for ProPublica, the investigative non-profit organization based in New York City. The 34-year-old Miami native has been with the Times since 2005, coming to work for the paper after graduating from the University of Miami. “It’s a really exciting time to join ProPublica,” she said Monday morning, a few hours after the news of her hiring went live. “Investigative journalism is having a very important moment right now,…

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In the Great Game, government fights for the White Walkers and the germs

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Life really does imitate Game of Thrones. Republicans, Democrats, Lannisters and Starks fight over White Houses and King’s Landings, but the future is trending in favor of the White Walkers and the germs. A timely reminder of The Coming Plague comes from USA TODAY investigative reporter Alison Young, who weighed in this week with new reporting on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) screw-ups in the handling of Ebola and other deadly viruses and bacteria. The CDC dragged its feet for…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.20.16 – Our driverless future?

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Among the 2017 priorities that the Hillsborough County Regional Transit Authority’s government liaison, Cesar Hernandez told board members on Monday, one would be to continue to push for anything that can push autonomous vehicle technology forward in the new year. In case you’re not familiar with the whole driverless car concept, you should know that the Sunshine State, led by St. Petersburg Republican state Senator Jeff Brandes enthusiasm and advocacy, is in the vanguard of states when it comes to this new form of transportation. Earlier this year, the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.24.16 — Pressure builds for Clinton Foundation to fade away

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Last week it was The Boston Globe. On Tuesday, it was Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast, and now it’s USA Today. All three media entities say it’s now time for Bill and Hillary Clinton to shut down the Clinton Foundation, as it has become a major liability to the former first lady as she seeks the presidency. Earlier this week, Bill Clinton (finally) announced details to tighten the ethical safeguards of the foundation, to eliminate “legitimate concerns about potential conflicts of interest.” But it appears…

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Tampa Bay Times investigative editor Chris Davis to join USA Today Network

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Chris Davis, the deputy managing editor for investigations and data for the Tampa Bay Times for the past five years, is moving to the USA Today Network, where he will lead investigative reporting stories at USA Today. In his tenure with the Times, Davis led three Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting projects, including this year’s winner for Local Reporting for its “Failure Factories” series on how five once average St. Petersburg schools became some of the worst in all of Florida. Davis also led the reporting…

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Tribune adopts shareholder rights plan to fend off Gannett

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Fending off an unsolicited takeover by the owner of USA Today, Chicago’s Tribune Publishing has adopted shareholder rights plan, a so-called “poison pill.” Gannett offered to buy Tribune Publishing last month for $815 million. Tribune rejected the offer last week, saying the price was too low. The company owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and a number of other newspapers. The plan announced Monday allows existing shareholders to buy preferred stock if a person or group acquires at least…

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