Here are some questions and answers for readers about the sale of the Tampa Tribune to the Tampa Bay Times.
Subscription & Delivery
I used to get the Tribune. What number do I call if there is a problem with the delivery of the Times?
The same toll-free number as before: 1-800-282-5588.
What if I need to stop my paper for vacation, restart my delivery or have a question about my bill?
Again, former Tribune subscribers should use the same toll-free number, 1-800-282-5588. Existing Times subscribers should call 1-800-888-7012. You can also manage your account online at tampabay.com/subscribe.
Will my delivery time change?
We don't expect a change in your delivery time.
I subscribe to both papers. What do I do?
We'll consolidate your subscriptions and give you a credit for any duplicate newspapers.
Will my subscription cost go up?
Your current rate will remain the same through the end of your subscription term.
I am a long-term Tribune subscriber. What do I need to do?
Nothing. Enjoy reading the Times.
News & Editorials
I have been reading the Tribune. What does the Tampa Bay Times have for me?
We have the largest staff of journalists of any news organization in Tampa Bay and Florida. From local news to business to sports to entertainment, we have the most comprehensive coverage of the bay area. Times readers get our state, national and political coverage, plus our award-winning storytelling, photography and investigative "watchdog journalism." The Times has won 12 Pulitzer Prizes and has been widely acclaimed as one of America's best newspapers.
I have a news tip, story idea or a press release. How do I reach you?
Will the Tribune writers work for the Times?
We expect that some of your favorite Tampa Tribune journalists will join the Times staff. Over the coming days we'll sort out who will join the Times team.
I've preferred the Tribune because I want conservative viewpoints on the editorial pages. Does the Times publish those?
The editorial pages do include a variety of viewpoints and columns across a range of opinion, including many in disagreement with Times editorials. We've recently expanded the space on our op-ed pages to accommodate more conservative voices and a diversity of interesting columns from around Florida and Tampa Bay.
As a former Tampa Tribune subscriber, do I have access to the Tampa Bay Times' online content?
Yes. All former Tribune home delivery subscribers now have Total Access to the Times that includes home delivery of the Times and unlimited digital access to our website, tampabay.com, our mobile apps and the Times e-newspaper. For a limited time, no registration or login is required to access our online content.
I subscribed only to the Tribune's e-paper. What access will I get?
All former Tribune e-paper subscribers now have Times unlimited digital access. To access the Times e-newspaper, click the e-newspaper link at the upper right on the tampabay.com home page, or go to eedition.tampabay.com.
What about apps for my phone or tablet?
To see our apps go to tampabay.com/apps or search for Tampa Bay Times in the App Store or Google Play store.
When you do publish TV and movie listings?
TV Times, a complete guide to all local cable TV systems, is published in Saturday's paper. Our Weekend section on Thursdays has Friday–Saturday movie listings for all bay area theaters.
Will you still have my favorite comics and puzzles?
Starting May 15, we will provide all of the comic strips from both the Times and Tribune every day. We will also expand our puzzles to include reader favorites from the Tribune alongside the Times puzzles.
I read news online at tbo.com. What will happen to that site?
Visitors to tbo.com are temporarily redirected to tampabay.com. There you can find breaking news plus all the Tampa Bay Times coverage of sports, features, business news, etc. Tbo.com will be remodeled. We'll keep you posted.
I was getting e-newsletters from the Tampa Tribune. Will that continue?
Former Tribune e-newsletter subscribers will automatically receive a Times e-newsletter of the same theme. You can add newsletters or manage your email at tampabay.com/enews.
Will I still get breaking news alerts and emails from the Tribune?
No, but download the Times news app and you can get push notifications for breaking news.
Advertising & Marketing
I bought an ad to be published in the Tribune. Will it run in the Times? What about ads on tbo.com?
Yes. Ads placed by businesses or individuals will run as scheduled in the equivalent Times sections. Ads scheduled to appear on tbo.com will be served on tampabay.com. For questions, call 1-877-321-7355 toll-free for classified ads or (813) 226-3318 for business advertising.
What does this mean for tbt*, the Times' free daily newspaper, or Centro, the Spanish language publication of the Tribune?
These publications will continue without interruption.
Who owns the Times? Any connection to the New York Times?
No. The Tampa Bay Times is independently owned and operated by the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists based in St. Petersburg.
Where are your offices?
Our headquarters and printing facilities are in St. Petersburg and will remain there. We have a large office on Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa, as well as bureaus in Riverview, Clearwater, Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, Spring Hill, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Let us know what you think. Send an email to [email protected].