Saturday, February 24, 2018
Business

A timeline of the 123-year history of the Tampa Tribune

The Tampa Tribune has a long and storied 121-year history in Florida. It started as a daily newspaper in 1893, won a Pulitzer in 1966 and in 1999 became one of the first newspapers in the nation to "converge" with a TV station when it shared a newsroom with WFLA. Here is a timeline:

1893: Wallace Fisher Stovall moves his existing news operations to Tampa from Bartow. Stovall's first Tampa Morning Tribune debuts on March 27, 1893.

1895: Stovall begins the Tampa Tribune, a daily newspaper.

1925: Stovall sells the paper to a group of Florida businessmen.

1927: A Florida land boom goes bust and the businessmen sell the paper for $900,000. The owner later forms the Tribune Company, which includes the Chicago Tribune.

1958: The Tribune Company buys the Tampa Daily Times, an evening newspaper.

1966: Both papers are bought by Richmond Newspapers and the company acquires WFLA-TV.

1966: The Tribune wins a Pulitzer Prize for local investigative specialized reporting.

1969: The company is renamed Media General.

1982: The final edition of the Tampa Daily Times is printed.

1999: The paper becomes one of the first in the nation to "converge" with a TV station when it shares a newsroom with WFLA.

2012: Media General sells the Tribune for $9.5 million to Revolution Capital Group, a private equity investment group. Revolution founder and managing partner Robert Loring said at the time, "We are definitely in this for the long haul."

2015: The newspaper sells its downtown Tampa building for $17.75 million.

May 3: The Tampa Bay Times, the Tribune's main competitor, announces it has bought the Tribune for an undisclosed amount of money.

Associated Press

Comments
Edward Peachey demands severance from CareerSource before stepping down

Edward Peachey demands severance from CareerSource before stepping down

The head of the Pinellas and Hillsborough career centers under multiple investigations into the way they report job placement figures says he has no intention of stepping down.That’s unless he is paid five months severance.In a letter from his attorn...
Published: 02/23/18
Terminally ill Valrico man dies a month after marrying junior high sweetheart

Terminally ill Valrico man dies a month after marrying junior high sweetheart

VALRICO — During his final few days, 19-year-old Dustin Snyder moved to a hospice house, surrounded himself with belongings from home, swam in a pool and visited the beach in Ruskin.Wherever he went, the terminally ill Valrico man had family beside h...
Published: 02/23/18
Tampa Downtown Partnership gets initial city okay to expand north

Tampa Downtown Partnership gets initial city okay to expand north

TAMPA — The Downtowner may be heading to Tampa Heights — but not until Oct. 1.That’s because the nonprofit Tampa Downtown Partnership this week won initial City Council approval to expand into Tampa Heights."Tampa Heights is becoming an important gat...
Published: 02/23/18

Tampa lawyer gets 27 months in federal prison for insider trading

Tampa lawyer Walter "Chet’’ Little was sentenced this week to 27 months in federal prison for engaging in an insider trading scheme that reaped him and a friend profits totaling nearly $1 million.According to federal authorities, Little accessed comp...
Published: 02/23/18
More companies are cutting ties with gun lobby as #BoycottNRA movement gains steam

More companies are cutting ties with gun lobby as #BoycottNRA movement gains steam

Three major companies — Enterprise Holdings, First National Bank of Omaha, and the cybersecurity giant Symantec — have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picks up steam.Enterprise...
Published: 02/23/18
Citi to refund $330 Million to credit card customers it overcharged

Citi to refund $330 Million to credit card customers it overcharged

Citigroup is preparing to issue $330 million in refunds after the bank discovered it had overcharged nearly 2 million credit card customers on their annual interest rates, a spokeswoman said Friday.The bank, which has about 150 million credit card ac...
Published: 02/23/18
Girl Scouts camp sold to member of Tampa’s Lykes family

Girl Scouts camp sold to member of Tampa’s Lykes family

ODESSA — The 63-year-old lakeside summer camp had no air conditioning or electricity. Cabin floors were often covered in grime, and cobwebs clung to the windows.But under new ownership, the 18.6 acres of Florida woods known as Camp Scoutcrest to memb...
Published: 02/23/18
BB&T cites ‘technical issue’ in outage affecting customers

BB&T cites ‘technical issue’ in outage affecting customers

Millions of BB&T customers were unable to access their accounts after a service outage which the bank blames on an equipment malfunction. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based bank posted a statement on its Twitter page saying the problem persiste...
Published: 02/23/18
Realtors are ‘every 10 feet’ in Florida but more want in the business

Realtors are ‘every 10 feet’ in Florida but more want in the business

ST. PETERSBURG — Tired of working as a yacht captain, Pancho Jiminez decided to get into real estate even though he knows it’s a highly competitive field in Florida."Realtors are every 10 feet around here," he says.Nonetheless, Jiminez is among 30 st...
Published: 02/23/18
Winn-Dixie sells 8 stores after report says owner could close 200 locations

Winn-Dixie sells 8 stores after report says owner could close 200 locations

A week after Bloomberg reported that Southeastern Grocers — the Jacksonville retailer that owns Winn-Dixie and other chains — could be closing up to 200 stores, the company announced it was selling off eight of its Louisiana locations.Texas’ Brooksh...
Published: 02/23/18