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Press Releases

2016 Press Releases

8/19/2016 Sun Coast Media Group purchases Highlands Today.
8/11/2016 Sebastian Dortch joins Times Publishing Company’s Board of Directors.
6/22/2016 State’s Top Lawyers Named by Peer Voting Legal Elite featured in FLORIDA TREND special report.
5/3/2016 The Tampa Tribune sold to Tampa Bay Times
4/22/2016 Times Publishing Company sells headquarters, will remain a tenant in the downtown St. Petersburg building
4/18/2016 Tampa Bay Times wins two Pulitzer Prizes
2/2/2016 Tampa Bay Times to print The Tampa Tribune
1/5/2016 Tampa Bay Times named exclusive print media partner for Gasparilla race

2015 Press Releases

12/18/2015 PolitiFact fact-checks politicians' claims where they make them - on Medium
12/14/2015 PolitiFact, NBC News form fact-checking alliance for 2016 elections
9/14/2015 Tampa Bay Times offers e-books on Scientology, politics
2/27/2015 Tampa Bay Times named exclusive print media partner for USF
2/27/2015 Tampa Bay Times featured in WTSP 10News Sunday Morning Show
2/9/2015 Capital Public Radio and PolitiFact announce PolitiFact California partnership


2014 Press Releases

12/1/2014 Tampa Bay Times takes lead over Tribune among Hillsborough County readers
10/9/2014 Tampa Bay Times Named Exclusive Print Media Partner for the Florida Strawberry Festival
6/4/2014 Jennifer Orsi named Tampa Bay Times managing editor
4/29/2014 Tampa Bay Times partners with The Washington Post for digital offer
4/29/2014 Tampa Bay Times to print USA TODAY for Tampa Bay market
4/14/2014 Tampa Bay Times wins 10th Pulitzer Prize
1/29/2014 Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting launch Charity Checker

2013 Press Releases

10/24/2013 Tampa Bay Times traces the last voyage of the Bounty
10/10/2013 PolitiFact to launch PunditFact, fact-checking of pundits and other media figures
9/12/2013 Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program wins international recognition
6/27/2103 State’s Top Lawyers Named by Peer Voting
6/17/2103 Tampa Bay Times, Plant City Observer launch new weekly, Plant City Times & Observer
6/6/2103 Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and CNN uncover America’s Worst Charities
5/15/2103 Paul Tash, CEO of Tampa Bay Times, named chairman of Pulitzer Prize Board
5/14/2013 PolitiFact expands internationally to Australia
5/13/2013Tampa Bay Times partners with Stars and Stripes to deliver military news to Tampa
4/15/2013 Tampa Bay Times Wins 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
2/18/2013 Tampa Bay Times launches ‘reimagined’ Web site –

2012 Press Releases

10/30/2012 Tampa Bay Times  continues growth in Hillsborough, Central Pasco counties
10/19/2012 Tampa Bay Times  launches ‘Amazing Stories’ campaign
08/22/2012 PolitiFact’s free Settle It! app will resolve dinner-table arguments
06/04/2012 PolitiFact® launches in New Hampshire
6/04/2012 Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay’s favorite newspaper, expands in Hillsborough
5/01/2012 Tampa Bay Times, Florida's favorite newspaper, continues growth
4/27/2012 More people buying the Tampa Bay Times  on Sunday
4/24/2012 PolitiFact® teams up with MTV for “Fantasy Election ‘12”
3/20/2012 PolitiFact® Florida launches partnership with WTSP - 10 News
2/21/2012 Tampa Bay Times names new managing editor, other newsroom leaders

2011 Press Releases

12/30/2011 Tampa Bay Times to debut on Jan. 1, 2012
11/01/2011 St. Petersburg Times to become Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 1, 2012
10/24/2011 NBC’s Brian Williams to Moderate GOP debate Jan. 23, 2012 at USF in Tampa
10/3/2011 St. Petersburg Times launches PolitiFact News Service
9/28/2011 Florida: Texas style
9/01/2011 Times, Straz Center Form Partnership
8/18/2011 Times to expand local news in Hillsborough
7/20/2011 New Hampshire Public Radio Joins PolitiFact Partnership
7/5/2011 St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. awards more than $145,000 in grants to Tampa Bay organizations
6/28/2011 PolitiFact mobile app makes it easier to sort out the truth in politics
6/27/2011 State's top lawyers named by peer voting: Legal Elite results published in Florida Trend special report
6/27/2011 PolitiFact expands to New Hampshire with the Valley News and The Telegraph
6/13/2011 Times is Tampa Bay's only newspaper growing circulation
6/13/2011 New Jersey becomes ninth PolitiFact state
5/23/2011 Times, POLITICO to cover 2012 RNC in Tampa
5/4/2011  Tampa Bay’s Favorite Newspaper Continues Growth in Tampa; Times still preferred 2-to-1
4/18/2011 Times names 2011 Top Work Places in Tampa Bay
4/11/2011 Times to co-sponsor a Republican presidential primary debate
3/24/2011 Times named media partner with Tampa's WestShore Plaza
2/22/2011 St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. to provide $240,000 to Barnes Scholars
1/12/2011 PolitiFact Introduces New Meters to Track Congressional Leaders and New Governors

2010 Press Releases
> 12/17/2010 'Government takeover of health care' called the 2010 Lie of the Year by PolitiFact
> 12/13/2010  Times Names Marketing, Consumer Marketing Directors
> 11/10/2010 Looking for things to do in Tampa Bay? There's an app for that
> 11/10/2010  Florida Trend Seeks Top Workplace Entries
> 11/4/2010 St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. awards $55,000 in grants to Tampa Bay
> 10/26/10 PolitiFact, Truth-O-Meter sorting through facts in Virginia
>10/25/10 Tampa Bay's favorite newspaper attracting more readers, subscribers
> 9/27/10 PolitiFact, Truth-O-Meter sorting through facts in Oregon
> 9/23/10 Times to co-host two debates with CNN and USF in Tampa
> 9/20/10  PolitiFact, Truth-O-Meter now in Wisconsin
> 9/3/10    St. Petersburg Times hosts FNAME Conference
> 7/26/10  PolitiFact, Truth-O-Meter now in the Buckeye State
> 7/1/10    Florida Trend Named Nation's Best Regional Magazine
> 6/28/10  PolitiFact Moves North to Rhode Island
> 6/22/10  Times, Launch Online Auction Site, 
> 6/7/10    PolitiFact Now Has Georgia On Its Mind
> 6/3/10    Tampa Publisher Joe DeLuca expands duties, named Publisher
> 5/18/10  Neil Brown Named Editor of the Times
> 5/18/10  Times Executive Editor and Vice President Inducted into UI School of Journalism Hall of Fame
> 4/26/10  Tampa Bay's Favorite Newspaper Attracting More Subscribers and Readers
> 3/22/10  Times Names Top Work Places in Tampa Bay
> 3/5/10    St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. Announce Grants in Tampa Bay 
> 3/1/10    Truth-O-Meter Comes to Florida: Times, Miami Herald Launch PolitiFact Florida 
> 1/18/10  PolitiFact Gives Best Analysis of President Obama's First Year 
> 1/13/10  PolitiFact Expands Partnership in Texas

2009 Press Releases

> 12/18/09 PolitiFact Names 'Death Panels' the Lie of the Year 
> 11/20/09 Governing magazine sold to e.Republic
> 11/12/09 Times, Grow Lead in Tampa Bay Market
> 9/29/09   tbt* to Add 50,000 Copies to Satisfy Demand 
> 9/9/09     Times Launches tb-two*: Free High School Weekly for Pinellas, Hillsborough Students
> 9/8/09     Best Tampa Bay High School Football Coverage now on team
> 8/21/09   Golden Hour: EMS Rescuers Race the Clock After a Freak Accident
> 6/8/09     Senior Living Guide Hires New Publisher for Tampa Bay Book 
> 4/27/09   Times Holds Place as Florida's Favorite Newspaper
> 4/22/09   PolitiFact's Special Report on President Obama's First 100 Days
> 4/20/09   St. Petersburg Times Wins Two Pulitzer Prizes
> 4/17/09   Men Scarred by Abuse at Florida Reform School Seek to End Pain in Times, Special Report
> 04/16/09 Local Mug Shots of People Booked in Jail Now on
> 3/2/09     Get the Scoop on Florida Politics with
> 2/27/09   Times Launches Personal Best, Expands Health and Medical Coverage 
>1/28/09    For the Sexy Side of Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Let Wingman Be Your Guide 
> 1/27/09   Times, Launch Mobile Site 
> 1/15/09   PolitiFact to Track Over 500 Campaign Promises with 'Obameter'

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