TAMPA BAY, FL - The Tampa Bay Times will begin printing The Tampa Tribune as part of a five-year contract with the Tribunes owner, Tampa Media Group.
Starting this month, the Times will begin its transition toward printing all editions and weekly sections of the Tribune, its affiliate publicationsincluding Centro, Highlands Today, and The Suncoast Newsand its commercial printing partners, the New York Post and the MacDill Thunderbolt, a weekly newspaper devoted to news about MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
"We take great pride in all of our printing work and look forward to providing our high standard of quality and excellence to the Tribune", said Joe DeLuca, Times Tampa publisher and vice president. The Tribune will maintain its own newspaper delivery service.
"We are excited for this opportunity in working with the Tampa Bay Times on the production side of our business. Like many other markets, newspapers are combining services, such as production, to create efficiencies and savings that otherwise would be very tough to find," said Brian Burns, publisher of the Tribune.
The Times has been expanding its commercial printing business over the past few years and recently added USA Today to its portfolio.
About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Floridas largest newspaper, with an average circulation of 367,936 Sunday and 297,626 daily (AAM Annual Audit 2014). The Times is produced by the Times Publishing Company, which also publishes TampaBay.com - Tampa Bays largest local news Web site with about 2.7 million unique visitors each month (comScore six-month average for 7/15-9/15). Additionally, the company publishes the free daily tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact.com; and produces special events, specialty publications, and targeted advertising programs.
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