Selling the Tampa Bay Times Would be Good for Poynter, Bad for the Area
Posted: 6/4/2012 | By: John Guzzardo | Tampa Political Buzz Examiner
The world of media was rocked this week when the Poynter Institute
, one of the leading educational organizations for journalists, revealed that its principal source of income, the Tampa Bay Times
, was no longer considered a viable source of funding. Ever since the death of the institute's founder, Nelson Poynter, the Times has bankrolled the school and, for that reason, the Times has enjoyed special treatment by the IRS. But a recent report on the front page of the Tampa Tribune
paints a very bleak picture.