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Tampa Bay Times awarded USA Today printing contract

The Tampa Bay Times has won a three-year contract from Gannett Co. to print USA Today at the newspaper's St. Petersburg printing facility.

The Times, which is owned by Times Publishing Co., in August will start publishing the Monday through Friday editions of USA Today for the west coast of Florida.

The print run will range from 25,000 to 40,000 copies, depending on the season. More copies of USA Today will be printed in the fall and early spring, when more tourists are in town to receive copies through hotels and retailers.

Half of the USA Today newspapers printed by the Times will be distributed in the immediate Tampa Bay region. The other half will be sent to places like Crystal River, Fort Myers, Lakeland and Sarasota. USA Today is currently being printed locally by the Tampa Tribune.

Gannett is the parent company of USA Today, which was founded in 1982 and now has an average print circulation of about 1.8 million copies daily.

"We are proud that USA Today has chosen the Times. We look forward to being a partner in growing the Tampa Bay presence of this nationally recognized publication," said Joe DeLuca, a Times vice president and Tampa publisher. "We're committed to bringing our standard of excellence and award-winning print quality to their readers with every edition of USA Today."

DeLuca did not disclose the terms of the printing contract.

Tampa Bay Times awarded USA Today printing contract 04/29/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:12pm]
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