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Pinellas County Schools

For nearly two decades, Pinellas County schools have operated magnet programs for students from elementary through high school to teach journalism.  The 14th annual installation of some of their work will soon be on display for the public to see. 

More journalists were killed, imprisoned and held hostage in 2018 than the year before, according to the latest annual report from Reporters Without Borders.

In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed.

Reporters Without Borders — known as RSF, for its French name, Reporters Sans Frontieres — released the report on Tuesday.

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NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt and former New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. were in St. Petersburg on Saturday, receiving awards for their decades-long careers in journalism.

One of the area's leading newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. This week on Florida Matters we're taking another listen to our discussion on the history and cultural impact of Tampa Bay's ethnic publications.

 


USF St. Petersburg/Stephanie Colombini

One of the area's leading African American family-owned newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tampa's preeminent Hispanic newspaper, La Gaceta, is approaching 100 years. This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the history and cultural impact of ethnic publications in the Tampa Bay area.