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President Trump, in another broadside against the news media, on Monday accused "the dishonest press" of failing to report terrorist attacks.

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On May 3, the Tampa Bay Times purchased its rival across the Bay -- The Tampa Tribune -- and promptly shutdown the 123-year-old newspaper. 

The event ended a three-decade Tampa rivalry that had grown especially difficult for both newspapers in recent years, as they struggled to survive in a media landscape veering toward online devices and away from their legacy products.

Courtesy of Todd Chapel / Tampa Tribune

On an upcoming Florida Matters, we're discussing the sale of The Tampa Tribune to the Tampa Bay Times. 

What memories do you have of the Tribune, a daily newspaper that served the Tampa Bay area for 123 years? Maybe you were featured in a news story? Or perhaps you feel strongly about how its editorial page approached Tampa's political landscape. Share your thoughts with us, and we may use your comments on the air. 

Courtesy of Todd Chapel / Tampa Tribune

If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere?

Some say maybe not.

Florida Matters: Media Trends

Dec 16, 2015
Daylina Miller

How are people consuming news these days -- and how is that changing?

We recently welcomed an audience from Leadership Tampa into our studio for a taping of a Florida Matters discussion on media trends with Tampa Bay Business Journal special projects director Chris Wilkerson and USF Tampa journalism professor Wayne Garcia.

Brandon Sweat, 11th grade, Lakewood

For 10 years, student journalists in St. Petersburg have had the opportunity to present their work at a  Studio@620 exhibit, thanks to a partnership with Journeys in Journalism and the Tampa Bay Times.

Students journalists from Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Lakewood High schools get to showcase their photographs, writing and multimedia.

Saying that the goal is to balance its budget in fiscal year 2015, NPR announced late Friday morning that it will soon offer "a voluntary buyout plan across the organization that reduces staffing levels by approximately 10 percent."

Making Sense of Robocall Abuse

Aug 26, 2013

We talk a lot about new media... and usually we're talking about things like blogs, "Facebook", "Twitter", "Tumblr" and the like.

But what about robocalls -- automated phone calls -- especially from government agencies like boards of elections and school districts.

Associated Press

As so many strange news stories do, the Manti Te'o fiasco has forged a Florida connection.

The Notre Dame football star has been under the media's glare this week after the sports website broke news that his supposedly dead girlfriend never existed. But besides issuing a statement Wednesday saying he'd been the victim of an online hoax, Te'o has not addressed the media. 

That included a gaggle of reporters who congregated Thursday morning outside IMG Academy in (here it comes) Bradenton, where Te'o who was reportedly training with other NFL hopefuls. 

About fifteen thousand members of the media were in town for the RNC--but perhaps you didn't notice, given the limited coverage of Tampa within the last week.

We've read the stories of strippers.

And listened to them on air.  Some snippets of news reports include:

"Like it or not, Tampa has a reputation when it comes to strip clubs..."

"Yup, Tampa strip clubs are dressing up before dressing down..."

Most Floridians are used to the heat and humidity. But this week, about 50,000 extra people are in Tampa, and some of them aren't used to the climate.

Blogger Brian Crowley overheard a comment in the downtown Tampa Hyatt, where the Wisconsin delegation is staying.

"Now I believe there is a Republican war on women. Look what this place does to my hair."

He continues to write that 'Tampa has turned into an armed camp' quoting from a tweet:

Storms, Strippers and Stereotypes

Aug 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac may be making headlines after delaying the start of the RNC -- but the media blitz in Tampa shows no sign of stopping.

Reporters from The Washington Post posed an interesting question:

Why pick a state in Hurricane Alley in peak hurricane season for an all-important nominating convention where visuals are everything?

'Seedy' Tampa Makes Headlines

Aug 24, 2012

"Tampa: America's Hottest Mess"-- yep, that's a real headline from In his scathing piece, author Will Doig writes:

"The GOP convention's host city is a disaster, and a perfect reflection of where Tea Party politics will lead cities. Tampa is a hot urban mess, equal parts Reagan '80s and Paul Ryan 2010s"

News from other outlets isn't much better. A sampling of headlines reads: