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Times to team up with Plant City Observer to create weekly newspaper

The Tampa Bay Times and the Plant City Observer have formed a partnership that will begin publishing a weekly newspaper in August called the Plant City Times & Observer.

The Times & Observer, which will start with a print run of 15,000 copies, will offer local news and advertising to readers in east Hillsborough County. The newspaper will be available in racks and by home delivery.

"We couldn't be more pleased to team up with the local ownership group in Plant City and the Observer Media Group in Sarasota. They have done a great job with the Plant City Observer," said Bruce Faulmann, the Tampa Bay Times' vice president of sales and marketing.

The Tampa Bay Times, which expanded into Plant City last year with a once-a-week regional edition, will handle the Times & Observer's advertising, printing and distribution. The staff of the Plant City Observer, which also launched a year ago, will handle the editorial side.

"Combining our respective strengths," said Matt Walsh, CEO of Observer Media Group, "will allow us to produce for Plant City the best daily newspaper in Florida and one of the best community weeklies in Florida."

Times to team up with Plant City Observer to create weekly newspaper 06/17/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 6:15pm]
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