Today's Tampa Bay Times is, perhaps, best edition of a local newspaper since September 12, 2001

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Whether it be because of Michael Kruse’s gifted prose, Adam Smith’s exploration of the state’s panoramic politics or his interview with Jeb or the editorial page’s exclusive op-ed from former governor Charlie Crist or any number of other features, today’s Tampa Bay Times is, perhaps, the best edition of the newspaper since September 12, 2001, when the Times, like so many other outlets, “flooded the zone” with coverage of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

Partnering with POLITICO, the Tampa Bay Times offers beyond comprehensive coverage of the Republican National Convention, while at the same time tracking the arrival of a possibly-devastating Tropical Storm.

I suggest readers of the Times purchase an extra copy of today’s edition and put it aside somewhere safe. Keep it there until the dark days of the future all but eliminate newspapers. That’s when you can pull out the August 26, 2012 edition of the Tampa Bay Times and proudly show your children and grandchildren how you lived.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.