Tag: Gannett

Ana CeballosNovember 10, 2017
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Arek Sarkissian, the chief of the one-man Tallahassee bureau for the Naples Daily News, announced Friday he will be joining POLITICO Florida early next month to cover medical marijuana and gambling. “The Team of POLITICO Florida is fearless in reporting Florida’s government,” Sarkissian told Florida Politics. “They exemplify the dogged reporting this state’s journalism is […]

Jim RosicaJuly 12, 2017
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Update: The cancelled CRA meeting mentioned below, originally set for this Thursday, was rescheduled for next Wednesday (July 19) at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall’s commission chambers. The meeting agenda is here. A spokeswoman Wednesday said the city of Tallahassee and its Community Redevelopment Agency has turned over thousands of pages’ worth of material regarding the FBI’s investigation of the […]

Staff ReportsJuly 3, 2017
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We’ve beat up on them before, but we have nothing but praise for the tenacious and relentless reporting of the Tallahassee Democrat as it digs into the percolating scandal surrounding the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  To recap, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office in north Florida has issued subpoenas seeking information on redevelopment projects that involve the […]

Staff ReportsNovember 5, 2016
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Sean Rossman, the Tallahassee Democrat‘s local government reporter, will join USA Today as a “trending national news” correspondent later this month. Rossman announced the move on his Facebook page Saturday. He will work from USA Today’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia, starting Nov. 30. “I owe so much to the Tallahassee Democrat, which gave me a shot at […]

Associated PressNovember 1, 2016
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USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at least two bids from Gannett […]

Jim RosicaOctober 27, 2016
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Susan Ledford wasn’t an immediately recognizable name from the Tallahassee Democrat‘s newsroom. Unlike Gerald Ensley or Bill Cotterell, she didn’t ride on parade floats or get to be known by governors and lawmakers. But for nearly three decades, Ledford helped make the trains run on time, night after night. Ledford — who’s been a copy editor, page designer, […]

Ryan RayMarch 9, 2016
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The Florida Senate passed a shorter alternative to an omnibus anti-corruption bill to tighten ethics standards and make it easier to prosecute corruption on Wednesday, amid a flurry of bill action. The proposal, HB 7071, passed on a 39-0 vote. The measure lowers a legal threshold for prosecution from “with corrupt intent” to “knowingly and intentionally” […]


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