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Street Media announces acquisition of The Laker/Lutz News

Street Media LLC, parent company of the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Irvine Weekly and the Bay Area Marina Times, has announced the acquisition of The Laker/Lutz News, a weekly community newspaper and website serving the growing suburban markets of Pasco and north Hillsborough counties in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Laker/Lutz News reaches more than 150,000…
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Trina Murphy joins the FPA Board of Directors

Trina Murphy has joined the FPA Board of Directors. She is the new publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle & Florida Weekly Publications, replacing Gerry Mulligan who held the position for 40+ years. Trina began her career with the Chronicle in 1990 and worked her way up through the advertising & marketing side of the…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. County staff and staff from almost every municipality in the county are meeting to discuss proposed county water infrastructure options for the future, which can amount to hundreds of millions of dollars of public expenditures. The county claims the meeting is confidential and not open to the public because it is not a public…
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Announcing LC2 (Leadership Conversations + Capstone)

Coming January 2022! The purpose of this program is to develop, retain and inspire the top sales leadership across Florida’s media organizations. In January of 2022, we will be asking member sales leaders to invest 20 minutes a week to become a better leader by joining Bill Barker—a 30-year media veteran—as he discusses relevant leadership…
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Orlando Sentinel wins two EPPY Awards for Joel Greenberg podcast and GrowthSpotter

The Orlando Sentinel won two awards for journalism excellence in the national EPPY Awards, earning honors for a podcast and its business website, GrowthSpotter. “Joel Greenberg: The Man, The Scandal, The Players” series was distinguished as the best podcast for websites with 1 million or more unique visitors. GrowthSpotter won for best business/finance website with fewer than…
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Urgent and Sustained Advocacy Needed for the LJSA

On this 110th episode of E&P Reports, Publisher and Host Mike Blinder sat down with the National Newspapers Association’s (NNA) chair, Brett Wesner, and E&P contributing editor Gretchen Peck to talk about the urgency for advocacy for the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). On Friday afternoon, November 5th, word had come that at least part of the LJSA — payroll…
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Daily News taps former Daytona Beach journalist as new editor

A veteran of newspapers in the center and on both coasts of Florida is the new editor of the Palatka Daily News. Casmira Harrison has served in editing, writing and design roles at The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Continue Reading:  Palatka Daily News

New Public Notice website launched

We have successfully launched the new and improved Florida Public Notice website. Thank you to all FPA members for working diligently throughout the transition. This new site offers some of the most comprehensive features available for searching public notices online. Together, the FPA and Column will continue delivering innovative technology to protect and enhance the…
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Plan now for your year-end giving campaign…Join the Florida Community News Fund today!

The Florida Press Foundation, a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit organization has created the Florida Community News Fund to help ensure Florida’s newspapers can continue fulfilling their mission of providing consistent, fact based information to the public. The program will allow FPA member newspapers to solicit tax-deductible donations to support coverage of public affairs and…
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Former FLORIDA TODAY Executive Editor Bob Gabordi dies

Today the journalistic world is a little dimmer. Robert “Bob” Gabordi, father, husband, journalist, editor, perpetually optimistic Mets fan and friend, died Thursday morning. Bob, who’d suffered a stroke in November 2018 while he was executive editor of FLORIDA TODAY, saw his health deteriorate over the summer. He was hospitalized this past weekend with pneumonia. He was 65. Though small in…
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