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Tampa newspapers and Tampa newspaper list

Tampa is the largest media hub of Florida, a state in the US. Located in Tampa Bay.  According to the United States Census Bureau, Tampa had an estimated population of 399,700 in 2019 making it a major market for newspapers.

Media in Tampa

Tampa Bay Times is the most prominent daily newspaper in the city. The newspaper faced competition from The Tampa Tribune until Tampa Bay Times acquired its business operations in 2016. Several regional newspapers, magazines and alternative weekly publications operate in Tampa. The Florida Sentinel Bulletin, Reax Music Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Oracle, MacDill Thunderbolt, Tampa Bay Business Journal, and La Gaceta are among the city publications.

Electronic Media

America’ leading broadcasters like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW, My Network TV, PBS, Independent, ION, CTN, UniMás and Univision operate in Tampa. More than dozens of AM and FM radio stations have their base in Tampa.

History of Tampa Newspapers

The Florida Peninsular was the first newspaper of Tampa, which is now primarily served by the Tampa Bay Times. P. G. Wall had started The Florida Peninsular in 1853. William J. Spencer was the publisher of the newspaper that claimed to have 400 subscribers in 1873.

This article will discuss in detail the top newspapers & news websites in Tampa.

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Newspapers 01 Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times is a daily newspaper in Florida owned by the Times Publishing Company catering to readers across the state. The paper was established in 1884 as a weekly newspaper and it is now one of the oldest newspapers in the state.

History

The history of the paper can be traced back to 1884 when it was first established as a weekly newspaper named the West Hillsborough Times. Unlike most of the early newspapers, the Tampa Bay Times was quick to gain popularity and it underwent almost six mergers & acquisitions within the first 15 years after launch.  The paper was renamed to the St. Petersburg Times in 1898 and it continued to be named the same until it was renamed Tampa Bay Times as seen today.

What do they publish?

1. A daily newspaper with a daily circulation of 240,024 copies & 403,229 copies on Sundays. The printed edition of the paper covers news & updates from across the state, national news, and important international news.

2. A news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, opinion, life & culture, weather updates, and more.

3. An e-edition of the paper, the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Apart from these, the paper also has an active presence on social media with their social media handle regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Tampa Newspapers 01 Tampa Bay Times website

Tampa Bay Times Online

Tampa Bay Times ePaper

Tampa Bay Times Android App

Tampa Bay Times iOS App

Creative Loafing Tampa

Creative Loafing Tampa is an alternative weekly catering to the readers in Tampa Bay. Since its inception, the paper has been covering local news & updates, updates on restaurants, events, and more. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish a news website with dedicated sections for local news, sports, opinions, and more.

Tampa Newspapers 02 Creative Loafing Tampa website

Creative Loafing Tampa Online

The Weekly Challenger

As the name suggests, The Weekly Challenger is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the African American community in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa Newspapers 03 The Weekly Challenger website

The Weekly Challenger Online

The Weekly Challenger ePaper

Highlands News-Sun

Tampa Newspapers 04 Highlands News Sun

Highlands News-Sun is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Highlands County. The paper was established in 1919 and has since been covering business, weather, sports & entertainment & updates from across the state. Today the paper is available in both print & online.

Tampa Newspapers 04 Highlands News Sun website

Highlands News-Sun Online

Highlands News-Sun ePaper

Osprey Observer

Tampa Newspapers 05 Osprey Observer

Osprey Observer is a Broadcasting & media production company in Florida that publishes five award-winning community newspapers in Hillsborough County. Apart from the printed newspapers, they also have an active presence on the web & social media.

Tampa Newspapers 05 Osprey Observer website

Osprey Observer Online

Plant City Observer

Tampa Newspapers 06 The Plant City Observer

The Plant City Observer is an award-winning community weekly newspaper based in Plant City, Florida. As of 2021, the paper is available in both print & e-edition. Other than these, the paper also publishes a news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, opinion, and more.

Tampa Newspapers 06 The Plant City Observer website

The Plant City Observer Online

The Plant City Observer ePaper

The Tampa Tribune

Tampa Newspapers 07 The Tampa Tribune

The Tampa Tribune is a daily newspaper in Florida published in the Tampa Bay area. The paper was first established in 1895 and has over the years undergone a series of mergers and acquisitions before becoming The Tampa Tribune as seen today. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes an online news website & an e-edition.

The Tampa Tribune Online

Gabber 

Tampa Newspapers 08 Gabber

 Gabber is Florida’s oldest independent weekly newspaper covering news, happenings, and thing to do in Gulfport, south and west St. Petersburg, and Pinellas County beaches. As of 2021, the paper is available in both print & online.

Tampa Newspapers 08 Gabber website

Gabber Online

The Oracle

The Oracle is a student newspaper in Florida published by the students at the University of South Florida. The paper was established in 1966 and has since been covering news & updates concerning the university. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also has an active presence on the web & social media.

Tampa Newspapers 09 The Oracle website

The Oracle Online

Conclusion

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