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Florida Newspapers

Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton Herald is a McClatchy newspaper in Bradenton, Florida. The Herald has been the hometown newspaper of Bradenton since 1922 when it was first published as The Evening Herald. It was a combination of two weekly papers: the Manatee River Journal, which had published since the 1880's, and The Bradenton Herald Weekly. The Evening Herald was published Monday through Saturday until 1926, when the Saturday publication was exchanged by a Sunday edition and the title was changed to The Bradenton Herald. In 1953 the Saturday edition started again. In 2006, The Bradenton Herald has released an edition known as the Lakewood Ranch Herald that concentrates on local coverage of the rapidly growing eastern region of Manatee County. Headquartered at 102 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, Florida, the paper is currently circulation 41, 237 on weekdays and 48,197 on Sunday. The publisher is Bob Turner and the editor is Joan Krauter.

Charlotte Sun Newspapers

The Sun is a group of newspapers published in Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, in southwestern and central Florida. Sun Coast Media Group newspapers include several "zoned editions" of the Charlotte Sun that cover coastal Charlotte County, Inland DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. The approximately 50-person reporting staff at the home office on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte covers the small communities of Punta Gorda, North Port, Englewood, Venice, Arcadia.The flagship newspaper, The Charlotte Sun, is a 30,000-circulation daily owned by the Dunn-Rankin family under the corporate group, Sun Coast Media Group. It is the last family owned daily newspaper in the state of Florida. In addition to the newspaper, family enterprises include networked business communications and a monthly, regional-lifestyle magazine, Harbor Style.

Daytona Beach News Journal

The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a Florida daily newspaper serving Volusia and Flagler counties. It was started out from the Halifax Journal which was established in 1883. The first issue of the Halifax Journal was printed and published on the cotton cloth on February 15, 1883. The Halifax Journal carried on as a weekly publication until Mann sold the newspaper in 1889 to J.M. Jolley. The Davidson family purchased the newspaper in 1928 and maintained control until 2009. In 1986, The Morning Journal and Evening News merged into one morning newspaper. The editor of the News-Journal is Pat Rice. The headquarters are located in Daytona Beach, Florida at 901 Sixth Street. The daily circulation is 61,000 and the circulation on Sundays is 83,000.

El Nuevo Herald

The El Nuevo Herald is a Spanish only McClatchy newspaper published daily in Miami, Florida. The sister paper for the El Nuevo Herald's is The Miami Herald, which is produced by the McClatchy Company as well. In 1987, the newspaper was re-launched as El Nuevo Herald and then finally was published as a standalone newspaper. El Nuevo Herald serves the nation's third-largest Hispanic market and can be found in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties. Even though the delivery area is mainly in the south Florida area, readers are also found in the Caribbean and Latin America. Major awards include the Ortega y Gasset journalism Award for the best Spanish-language newspaper in the world, in 2004 the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on Latin America, and in 2005 the GLADD National Award for an outstanding newspaper article.

Englewood Sun

The Sun is a group of newspapers published in Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, in southwestern and central Florida. Sun Coast Media Group newspapers include several "zoned editions" of the Charlotte Sun that cover coastal Charlotte County, Inland DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. The approximately 50-person reporting staff at the home office on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte covers the small communities of Punta Gorda, North Port, Englewood, Venice, Arcadia.The flagship newspaper, The Englewood Sun, is a 30,000-circulation daily owned by the Dunn-Rankin family under the corporate group, Sun Coast Media Group. It is the last family owned daily newspaper in the state of Florida. In addition to the newspaper, family enterprises include networked business communications and a monthly, regional-lifestyle magazine, Harbor Style.

Florida Today

In order to guarantee advertisers a minimum circulation, Gannett delivered The Florida Today at no cost to all residences in Brevard County for the first two weeks of the newspaper's life. He continued this free circulation promotion to specific parts of the county until its circulation met the minimum set for the advertisers. Gannett's Florida Today, initially called Today, was built at the Cocoa Tribune, and was meant to compete with the regional and dominant Orlando Sentinel and the state-wide Miami Herald. When Gannett Florida acquired the Cocoa newspaper, it also attained the Titusville Star-Advocate in the county seat to the north, the Melbourne Times to the south, and the tabloid weekly Eau Gallie Courier, the latter published from the Cocoa facility. Both the Titusville and Melbourne papers maintained their independence and continued to be printed at each publication's own facility

Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

The South Florida Sun Sentinel, owned by the Tribune Company, is the main daily newspaper of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., and all of Broward County, but circulates throughout all of South Florida. Its main competitor in this area is The Miami Herald, out of neighboring Miami-Dade County to the south. For many years, it exclusively targeted Broward County. However, it expanded its coverage to all of south Florida (including the Miami-Dade and Palm Beach areas) in the late 1990s. In the latter area The Palm Beach Post is the main rival of the Sun-Sentinel.

Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville Sun is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida distributing to the North-Central section of the state. The paper was started in July 1876 as the Gainesville Times, by brothers E. M. and William Wade Hampton, and was renamed as The Gainesville Sun in February 1879. An online version was released in 1995, originally called SunOne, and later on simply GainesvilleSun.com. In 1971, it was bought by The New York Times Company. On January 6, 2012, The Gainesville Sun was purchased by Halifax Media Group. In 2005, the paper introduced The Gainesville Guardian, a weekly paper targeted at East Gainesville and the city's African-American population. The paper is published by James E. Doughton, the paper's Executive Editor is Jim Osteen, managing editor is Jacki Levine, and the editorial page editor is Ron Cunningham.

Indian River Press Journal

The Treasure Coast Newspapers serve residents in five counties located along the Treasure Coast and The Gold Coast of southeast Florida, one of the wealthiest markets in the country. They are owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and have a daily circulation of 120,000. Three newspapers have both daily and Sunday circulation: The Stuart News, purchased by Scripps in 1965; The Press Journal in Vero Beach, purchased in 1996 and The Tribune in Fort Pierce, purchased in 2000.

Lakeland Ledger

The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County?area. It is owned by Halifax Media Group. Lakeland Ledger has current news, sports, entertainment, as well as living, opinions, and classifieds in the paper. It keeps the community updated and current on what is taking place in Lakeland, Florida. The Ledger also publishes two magazines:Inside Polk and East Polk Lifestyles. Lakeland Ledger is currently published by Jerome Ferson and edited by Joe Braddy. The Ledger has an approximate circulation of 65,987 on weekdays and on Sunday, 81,366 Headquarters are located in Lakeland, Florida.

Leesburg Daily Commercial

In December of 1875, George Pratt, the son of a minister, launched the first edition of The Daily Commercial, known then as The Sumter County Advance, in Leesburg. Leesburg was the Sumter County seat at the time. In 1887, many new county lines were added to Florida's map. Lake County was carved from portions of Sumter, Marion, and Orange, making Leesburg a part of this new county. On July 12, 1875, only five months before the first edition of The Daily Commercial was produced, Leesburg was incorporated. The paper has evolved in response to the area's growth. It was known for many years as the Leesburg Commercial, but the name now reflects the paper's commitment to both Lake and Sumter counties. We also acquired the South Lake Press, which provides south Lake County with community news and information.

Miami Herald

The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Company headquartered on Biscayne Bay in the Omni district of Downtown Miami, Florida. Established in 1903, it is the largest newspaper in South Florida, serving Miami-Dade, Broward County and Monroe County, and circulates all over America and the Caribbean. The publisher of the Herald is David Landsberg and the editor is Aminda Marqes Gonzalez. The headquarters are located at 1 Herald Plaza in Miami, Florida. The average circulation of the Herald is 164,332 daily and 230,028 on Sundays. The newspaper has been awarded 20 Pulitzer Prizes since starting distribution in 1903. The first edition was published September 15, 1903, as The Miami Evening Record. McClatchy announced that the Herald and El Nuevo Herald would be moving to another location by 2013.

North Port Sun

The Sun is a group of newspapers published in Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, in southwestern and central Florida. Sun Coast Media Group newspapers include several "zoned editions" of the Charlotte Sun that cover coastal Charlotte County, Inland DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. The approximately 50-person reporting staff at the home office on Harbor Boulevard in Port Charlotte covers the small communities of Punta Gorda, North Port, Englewood, Venice, Arcadia.The flagship newspaper, The North Port Sun, is a 30,000-circulation daily owned by the Dunn-Rankin family under the corporate group, Sun Coast Media Group. It is the last family owned daily newspaper in the state of Florida. In addition to the newspaper, family enterprises include networked business communications and a monthly, regional-lifestyle magazine, Harbor Style.

Northwest Florida Daily News

The Northwest Florida Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It was founded in 1946 and is owned by Halifax. On January 9, 1946, a group of local businessmen met, to organize a weekly newspaper for Okaloosa County's southern region. In 2012, Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group. Over its history, the paper has gone by three names: Playground News February 7, 1946 - September 30, 1975, Playground Daily News October 1, 1975 - February 29, 1988, and Northwest Florida Daily News March 1, 1988–present. The Northwest Florida Daily News is an award-winning newspaper, covering the communities along with the Gulf of Mexico, between Pensacola and Panama City, with a daily circulation of 40,000 and Sunday circulation of 50,000.

Ocala Star Banner

The Star-Banner is the daily newspaper in Ocala, Florida and provides Marion County and the adjoining towns with their newspaper. The paper is owned by Halifax Media Group. The Star-Banner has a daily circulation of about 43,000, and is the 19th largest newspaper in the state of Florida. The East Florida Banner began publishing weekly in Marion County in 1866. It is the immediate descendant to today's Star-Banner. The East Florida Banner was bought by George W. Wilson in 1881 and was renamed The Florida Banner-Lacon when it combined papers with The Florida Lacon. In 1883, the name was changed to The Ocala Banner. In 1890, The Ocala Banner became a daily newspaper. In 1895, The Ocala Evening Star was developed as a competitor to The Ocala Banner. The Ocala Star-Banner was merged into one publication in 1943 and has continued to be the daily newspaper in Marion County since that time. The current publisher is Allen Parsons and the editor is Robyn Tomlin.

Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post is a major American daily newspaper serving Palmin South Florida, and the Coast area. It is the 74th largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 6th largest in Florida. The Palm Beach Post began as The Palm Beach County, a weekly newspaper established in 1908. In January 1916, the weekly became a daily, morning publication known as The Palm Beach Post. In 1979, The Palm Beach Times was renamed The Evening Times. In 1987, The Evening Times merged with The Post to form a single newspaper: The Palm Beach Post. Tim Burke is the current editor of the Palm Beach Post. The paper circulates 100,830 daily and 127,862 on Sundays. The headquarters for the post are located in West Palm Beach on South Dixie Highway.

Panama City News Herald

The News Herald is a daily newspaper serving the city of Panama City, Florida in the United States. The News Herald was owned by Freedom Communications, a media conglomerate in the United States headquartered in Irvine, California until 2012, when Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group. The Halifax Media Group was founded in March of 2010 and has continued growing with the purchase of the News Herald. In 1962, the News Herald was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service "for its three-year campaign against entrenched power and corruption, with resultant reforms in Panama City and Bay County." The News Herald features sections such as Sports, News, Where to go, Opinions and much more. Also included are full classified and real estate sections.

Pensacola News Journal

The Pensacola News Journal is a daily morning newspaper serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. It is Northwest Florida's most widely-read daily.The heritage of the News Journal can be traced back to 1889, when a group of Pensacola businessmen founded the Pensacola Daily News. The Daily News printed its first issue on 5 March 1889, with an initial circulation of 2,500 copies. Then, in March 1897, a Pensacolian named M. Loftin founded a newsweekly, the Pensacola Journal. The Journal converted to a daily format a year later. In 1922, a man named John Holliday Perry purchased the Journal. Two years late he purchased the Daily news and merged the two papers. For the next six decades, the Pensacola Journal continued to appear mornings and the Pensacola News evenings, with a combined Sunday edition as the Pensacola News Journal. On July 1, 1969, Perry Publications chairman and President John H. Perry, Jr. announced that the company had sold the two papers to Gannett Co., Inc., then based in Rochester, N.Y., for $15.5 million. They combined into one newspaper in 1985.

St. Lucie News Tribune

The Treasure Coast Newspapers serve residents in five counties located along the Treasure Coast and The Gold Coast of southeast Florida, one of the wealthiest markets in the country. They are owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and have a daily circulation of 120,000. Three newspapers have both daily and Sunday circulation: The Stuart News, purchased by Scripps in 1965; The Press Journal in Vero Beach, purchased in 1996 and The Tribune in Fort Pierce, purchased in 2000. The Port St. Lucie News is published as an edition of The Stuart News. The Treasure Coast Newspapers also publishes the weeklies The Jupiter Courier, acquired by Scripps in 1978; and the Sebastian Sun, purchased in 1996; as well as business and lifestyle publications.

Stuart News

The Treasure Coast Newspapers serve residents in five counties located along the Treasure Coast and The Gold Coast of southeast Florida, one of the wealthiest markets in the country. They are owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and have a daily circulation of 120,000. Three newspapers have both daily and Sunday circulation: The Stuart News, purchased by Scripps in 1965; The Press Journal in Vero Beach, purchased in 1996 and The Tribune in Fort Pierce, purchased in 2000. The Port St. Lucie News is published as an edition of The Stuart News.

Tallahassee Democrat

The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper. It covers the area centered around Tallahassee in Leon, Florida, as well as adjacent Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla. The newspaper is owned by Gannett Comany Inc., which also owns the Pensacola News Journal, the Fort, and Florida Today, along with many other news outlets. Gannett Company is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. The Democrats circulation is estimated between 36,670 and 49,233 with a Sunday readership of 60,000. The Tallahassee Democrat became part of the Gannett Family in a newspaper swap with Knight Ridder. The Democrat was acquired by Gannett in August of 2005. Its headquarters are located at 277 North Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and published by Patrick Dorse.

Tampa Bay Times

The origin of the Tampa Bay Times began with the West Hillsborough Times, a weekly newspaper established in Dunedin, Florida in 1884. The peninsula was part of Hillsborough County. The paper was published weekly in the back of a pharmacy and had a circulation of 480. It subsequently changed ownership six times in seventeen years. In December 1884 it was bought by A.C. Turner, who moved it to what is now called Clearwater, Florida. In 1898 it was officially renamed the St. Petersburg Times. The Times became a bi-weekly newspaper in 1907, and began publication six days a week in 1912. Indiana Publisher Paul Poynter bought the paper in September 1912 and published it seven days a week. The paper was rarely financially stable. Paul's son became editor in 1939 and took majority control of the paper in 1947. He then set out to improve the paper's finances and prestige. Nelson Poynter controlled the paper until his death in 1978, when he willed the majority of the stock to the non-profit Poynter Institute. The Evening Independent was merged into the Times in November 1986. Poynter was succeeded by Eugene Patterson (1978 to 1988), Andrew Barnes (1988 to 2004) and Paul C. Tash (2004 to present).