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Winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes, including two in 2009, the Tampa Bay Times boasts a 125-year history of hard-hitting hometown reporting. On delivery mornings, editions tailored to patrons’ home counties hit stoops packed with news and sports coverage, a style section, local job listings, and coupons that can be read, mentally digested, and then turned into papier-mâché sculptures of Tweety Bird. Daily subscribers stay abreast of current events with the daily’s digital edition even when they are away from home.
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The Tampa Bay Times traces its origins to the backroom of a pharmacy in 1884, when the bay area was a sleepy backwater. In those days, only 480 people read the four-page journal. But over the course of the next 50 years, cadres of plucky, adventurous businessmen, including W. L. Straub and Paul Poynter, oversaw an unprecedented expansion in the newspaper’s circulation and prestige as they promoted the region’s booming growth in business and population. Paul’s son, Nelson Poynter, took over as editor in 1939, establishing a reputation for journalistic integrity that led admirers to revere him as a patriot and genius and detractors to denounce him as a muckraker, a communist, or a delirious sleepwalker.
Readers of the Tampa Bay Times witness Nelson Poynter’s legacy for sober, detailed analysis in the pages of today’s publication, which has claimed ten Pulitzer Prizes—including one in 2014, and two won in 2009, one of which was awarded to its nationally renowned PolitiFact.com fact-checking operation. In addition to informing subscribers with journalism scaling in scope from local to national, the Times’ bureaus extensively cover hyperlocal news with hometown papers for each of the Tampa region’s distinct cities and districts, where reporters publish stories on sports, entertainment, government, and politics.