Local Paper's Sale, Layoffs Mean Less Local Journalism

There's a significant shift in the local media landscape in Tampa Bay. In the past week, Tampa’s free alternative weekly, Creative Loafing, was sold to a Cleveland company and much of its local staff was let go. The same day, *tbt, the free daily newspaper owned by the Tampa Bay Times announced it was reducing publication from five days a week to one. And the Times newspaper also started its own round of layoffs.