Insights, tools and research to advance journalism

The Tampa Bay Times bought and folded the Tampa Tribune, making Tampa a one-newspaper city

Poynter

You might have heard: The Tampa Tribune was sold by Media General in 2012 to a Los Angeles-based private equity investment group for $9.5 million (Tampa Bay Times)

But did you know: The Tampa Bay Times bought the Tampa Tribune on Tuesday for an undisclosed price and folded the Tribune, ending a 29-year competition between the two papers. Cuts are expected to the Tribune newsroom; Times CEO Paul Tash said at least 100 layoffs are expected. The acquisition makes the Tampa Bay region a one-newspaper city. Tash says: “The continued competition between the two newspapers was threatening to both. There are very few cities that are able to sustain more than one daily newspaper, and the Tampa Bay region is not among them.”

Read More

Need to Know newsletter

The smart way to start your day

Each morning we scour the web for fresh useful insights in our Need to Know newsletter. Sign up below.

The American Press Institute

Our mission

We help transform news organizations for an audience-centered future.

Our programs for publishers focus on four things:

  • 1. Understand your audience
  • 2. Get your audience to pay
  • 3. Transform your culture
  • 4. Do your best journalism
  • Find out more about API »

API solutions for publishers

What we can do for you

API offers a suite of original tools and services for solving the biggest challenges in news:

  • Decide what beats to cover and how
  • Identify and develop the skills you need
  • Assess and improve your culture
  • Drive more reader revenue
  • Drive loyalty through accountability journalism
  • Make analytics work for you
  • Contact us to find out how »