Local Paper's Sale, Layoffs Mean Less Local Journalism

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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.
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