Tampa Bay Times frontpages passage of DREAMer tuition bill, but Miami Herald doesn’t

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So I just finished scrolling through Kevin Cate’s excellent Above the Fold service and this stood out to me:

The Tampa Bay Times, headquartered in lily white Pinellas County (but serving a somewhat diverse Tampa Bay market), runs on its front page a story about the Florida Senate passing a tuition break for undocumented students.

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Meanwhile, the Times‘ partner in state political coverage, the Miami Herald, looks like it was tapped for space and did not lead with a story about the DREAMer tuition bill. This is interesting considering what a vibrantly diverse population the Herald serves to, especially compared to the Times.

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Mind you, the Herald frontpaged an important story about the Department of Children and Families, the coverage of which the Herald has been driving. Still, the Herald chose to give better real estate to its story about medical marijuana.

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