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CREDENTIALING NOW OPEN FOR “Race for the U.S. Senate” TELEVISED DEBATE Sen. Marco Rubio v Congresswoman Val Demings

The Florida Press Association is proud to host the Decision 2022 “Before You Vote” series with other partners and sponsors: The James Madison Institute, AARP Florida, Florida Trend, the Leroy Collins Institute, Florida Realtors, Florida Everglades Foundation, Florida League of Cities, WPBF 25 and Palm Beach State College. WPBF 25, the Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate…
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Orlando Comas joins the IM Board of Directors

Orlando Comas is the VP of Advertising overseeing the South Florida markets including the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. In his current role Orlando leads sales teams responsible for leading sales strategy and execution across the in-market advertising departments in Miami and Bradenton generating $20 Million in annual revenues. He is also responsible for…
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Thank you to our 2022 FMC Sponsors and Exhibitors!

The Florida Press Association and Foundation would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for participating in this year’s conference. Take a moment and check out the companies that made this year’s conference possible. Column Diamond Elite Sponsor Column is a public benefit company building technology to help news media businesses and their customers manage…
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J. Pason Gaddis joins the FPA Board of Directors

J. Pason Gaddis is CEO of Hoffmann Media Group a multi-media company with publishing, direct mail and digital applications. Their main holding, Florida Weekly has grown from one to nine markets throughout Florida and was co-founded by Gaddis in 2007. Gaddis has been named in Gulfshore Life magazine’s top 40 influential leaders from the past…
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Paul Tash inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame

Paul Tash started with the then-St. Petersburg Times as a local news reporter in 1978 and worked his way through various jobs to become chairman of the company before retiring this year (2022). The Tampa Bay Times is the largest news organization in Florida, and while Tash was chairman, its journalists won eight Pulitzer Prizes.…
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2022 FPES Friend of Newspaper in Education

Florida Press Educational Services presented the 2022 Friend of NIE award to Pasco County Recycling Division at the Florida Media Conference in Ponte Vedra. Pasco County Solid Waste Director Dr. Justin Roessler accepted the award. Pasco County Recycling is committed to reducing the waste stream through recycling and reuse, encouraging environmental stewardship, and providing information…
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Mainstreet launches print edition

Mainstreet Daily News is expanding on Wednesday, adding a weekly print newspaper to its stable of news delivery options. Established in 2020, the news organization has been publishing exclusively online at its website and through two email-based newsletters. Mainstreet still considers itself a digital-first publication and will continue to publish and break news on the website, J.C.…
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Florida Media Conference Weekly Ideation Workshop, Exchange and Contest!

We Want Your Entry… let’s share our best advertising ideas with each other and we all win together! This ideation workshop is a safe space that allows for sharing and the generation of ideas. The main goal of this ideation session is to spark innovation and draw out a sense of creativity regarding local advertising…
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It’s here: NewsMakers

Brought to you by Sachs Media and your Florida Press Association The Florida Press Association is entering into a strategic alliance with the integrated marketing and communications guru, Ron Sachs, and Sachs Media, to produce a timely, topical, and trendy statewide relevant video interview feature series called “NewsMakers.” Every month we will share 2-4 high definition and succinct video…
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Who would like an Advertising Sales Intern?

In addition, to the current FPF internship program we have an exciting new “Sales Internship Program” partly funded by SNPA.  Sales Internships will be for 8-weeks.  Applications are now being accepted for host newspapers to participate in the 2022 Florida Press Foundation “Sales Internship Program” program. We have funding for only five of them and…
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