Tag: Florida Press Center

Jim RosicaJuly 5, 2018
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In a rare move in today’s media climate, a new online state-news website — “The Florida Phoenix” — launches Thursday in Florida’s capital. “We don’t pay attention to the media bashers,” the site’s prelaunch splash page said earlier this week. The nonprofit Phoenix “will cover state government and politics with a staff of four journalists located at the […]

Jim RosicaMarch 16, 2018
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Talk about pre-emption. With Gov. Rick Scott speedily approving the 2018-19 state budget and issuing line-item vetoes just two days after it hit his desk, Florida TaxWatch was prevented from holding its signature event: The annual presentation of “Budget Turkeys.” “This historically, exceptionally fast turnaround time did not allow Florida TaxWatch to fully complete the meticulous […]

Jim RosicaDecember 9, 2016
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Palm Beach Post capital reporter John Kennedy says he’s no longer working for the paper as the newspaper has shuttered its Tallahassee bureau. Kennedy, a Capitol Press Corps veteran who nonetheless kept an impressive head of hair, announced the news Friday on Facebook—15 days before Christmas. “The paper’s future is local and digital, and coverage […]

Jim RosicaJuly 22, 2016
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The times, they are a-changin’ at the Florida Press Center. Since 1988, the tan three-story building in downtown Tallahassee has been the home-away-from-home for many of the state’s newspapers, wire services and television and radio stations. (It replaced another building torn down to make way for what is now downtown’s Kleman Plaza.) But the Florida Press Association […]

Jim RosicaDecember 14, 2015
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The Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation, the state’s public records and open meetings watchdog, is considering a partnership with The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Foundation President Barbara Petersen told FloridaPolitics.com the two groups are working on an agreement in which Poynter, a nonprofit journalism education organization, “will assume all of the Foundation’s administrative responsibilities.” That will include handling […]

Jim RosicaAugust 31, 2015
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The backers of a proposed constitutional amendment on solar electricity will make their case to reporters Monday morning in advance of their lawyers arguing before the Florida Supreme Court. Floridians for Solar Choice is scheduled to hold a press conference at the Florida Press Center in Tallahassee at 11 a.m. Joining them will be representatives of the Tea Party movement […]


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