‘Wise and visionary’: Retired Tallahassee Democrat publisher Carrol Dadisman dies at 87

“He was a true gentleman in every way,” another former publisher said.

Carrol Dadisman was a journalist to the very end.

The former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, whose community involvement extended well beyond his years at the helm of Florida’s capital newspaper, died from cancer Thursday at his home. (more…)


Bob Stiff, former St. Petersburg Times editor, dies at 89

Bob Stiff, a veteran news reporter and editor who spent nearly 25 years at the St. Petersburg Times and its sister paper, the Evening Independent, died Saturday of COVID-19-related complications, his wife said. He was 89. (more…)


Jewish Press founder Jim Dawkins remembered as a community builder

James Allen Dawkins, founder and guiding light of the Jewish Press of Tampa Bay, died July 27, days after the Pinellas and Tampa editions of the Jewish Press published their 35th anniversary issue. He was 77. (more…)


Bill Buchalter, longtime Orlando Sentinel sportswriter, passes away at 81

Former Orlando Sentinel sportswriter Barry “Bill” Buchalter passed away Friday afternoon after being hospitalized last week with congestive heart failure. (more…)


Former Times-Union columnist, talk-radio host Greg Larson remembered for his work ethic, bombast

Greg Larson, an opinionated, sometimes over-the-top personality who impacted sports media on the First Coast for nearly 50 years, died on Saturday at his Arlington home at the age of 73. (more…)


David E. Klement, the ‘conscience’ of the Bradenton Herald for three decades, dies at 81

David E. Klement, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, think-tank director and public utility regulator, died Wednesday at his home in his sleep, according to his family. He was 81. (more…)


Former Tampa Tribune Editor, Partner Killed In Crash: Police

ODESSA, FL — Janine Dorsey, a longtime editor at the former Tampa Tribune, and her partner were hit and killed by an accused impaired driver as they rode their tandem bicycle Tuesday night on an extension of the Pinellas Trail, police said.

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She was the heart of La Gaceta. And for most, she was also ‘Nana.’

When Patrick Manteiga sat down to write his mother’s obituary, (more…)


Don Moore, a defining local journalist, meets his final deadline

For more than 50 years, Thomas D. “Don” Moore wrote stories along Florida’s west coast. (more…)


Politicians underestimated this reporter. Bless their hearts.

Virginia Ellis was the first woman to lead this newsroom’s statehouse bureau. She died on Christmas Eve at 77. (more…)



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