Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times, previously named the St. Petersburg Times through 2011, is an American newspaper published in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has won twelve Pulitzer Prizes since 1964, and in 2009, many issues are available through Google News Archive. A daily electronic version is available for the Amazon Kindle. The newspaper traces its origins to the West Hillsborough Times, a newspaper established in Dunedin. At the time, neither St. Petersburg nor Pinellas County existed, the paper was published weekly in the back of a pharmacy and had a circulation of 480. It subsequently changed ownership six times in seventeen years, in December 1884 it was bought by A. C. Turner, who moved it to Clear Water Harbor. In 1892 it moved to St. Petersburg, and by 1898 it was renamed the St. Petersburg Times. The Times became bi-weekly in 1907, and began six days a week in 1912. Paul Poynter, an originally from Indiana, bought the paper in September 1912 and converted to a seven-day paper. Pauls son, Nelson Poynter, became editor in 1939 and took majority control of the paper in 1947, Nelson Poynter controlled the paper until his death in 1978, when he willed the majority of the stock to the non-profit Poynter Institute.
In November 1986, the Evening Independent was merged into the Times, Poynter was succeeded by Eugene Patterson, Andrew Barnes, Paul Tash and Neil Brown. On January 1,2012, the St, as the newly rechristened Tampa Bay Times, the papers weekday tabloid tbt*, a free daily publication and which used as its subtitle, became just tbt when the name change took place. The St. Pete Times name lives on as the name for the Times neighborhood news sections in southern Pinellas County, serving communities from Largo southward. The Times has been an opponent to the Church of Scientology, since the churchs acquisition of the Fort Harrison Hotel in 1975. The Times has published reports and series critical of the church and its current leader. The newspaper operates PolitiFact. com, a project in which its reporters and editors fact-check statements by members of Congress, the site includes an Obameter, tracking U. S. President Barack Obamas performance with regard to his campaign promises. List of newspapers in Florida Media in the Tampa Bay Area James F.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, United States. As of the 2015 census estimate, the population was 257,083, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida, St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Together with Clearwater, these comprise the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million, St. Petersburg is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens, who brought the railroad industry into the area. St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29,1892, the city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents, St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. With an average of some 361 days of each year. Due to its weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination.
American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, the city was co-founded by John C. Williams, formerly of Detroit, who purchased the land in 1875, the first major newspaper to debut in Tampa Bay was the St. Petersburg Times which established in 1884. St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29,1892, a local legend says that John C. Williams and Peter Demens flipped a coin to see who would have the honor of naming the city. The Detroit Hotel still exists downtown, but has turned into a condominium. The oldest running hotels are the historic Pier Hotel, built in 1921, formally Hotel Cordova and The Heritage Hotel, Philadelphia publisher F. A. Davis turned on St. Petersburgs first electrical service in 1897 and its first trolley service in 1904. Within a year, Hibbs Fish Company was shipping more than 1,000 pounds of fish each day, St. Petersburg was incorporated into a city in June 1903. With this transition, the development of the waterfront had dredging of a deeper shipping channel from 1906 to 1908 which opened St.
Petersburg to larger shipping. Further dredging improved the facilities through the 1910s. By the population had quadrupled to a population of 4,127 citizens
Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet
Roy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, GBE was a Canadian newspaper proprietor who became one of the moguls of Fleet Street. He first came to prominence when he was selling radios in Ontario and he moved into newspapers, buying The Scotsman as a salute to his Scottish ancestors, followed by the first Scottish independent television channel. By 1966, he owned both The Times and The Sunday Times, Roy Thomson was born on June 5,1894 in Toronto, the son of Herbert Thomson, a telegraphist turned barber who worked at Torontos Grosvenor Hotel, and English-born Alice Coombs. They lived at 32 Monteith Street, off Church Street, Herbert was born in Toronto to parents Hugh Thomson and Mary Nichol Sylvester. Hugh was one of ten children of George Thomson, son of Archibald Thomson, Archibald was brother of David Thomson, first European settler of Scarborough, Ontario. During World War I, Roy Thomson attended a business college and he went to Manitoba after the war to become a farmer, but was unsuccessful.
Thomson travelled to Toronto again, where he held jobs at different times. However, he found selling radios difficult because the district left for him to work in was Northern Ontario. In order to give his potential customers something to listen to he undertook to establish a radio station, by quite a stroke of luck, he was able to procure a radio frequency and transmitter for $201. CFCH officially went on the air in North Bay, Ontario on March 3,1931 and he sold radios for quite some time after that, but his focus gradually shifted to his radio station, rather than the actual radios. In 1934, Thomson acquired his first newspaper, with a down payment of $200 he purchased the Timmins Daily Press, in Timmins, Ontario. He began an expansion of radio stations and newspapers in various Ontario locations in partnership with fellow Canadian, Jack Kent Cooke. Thomson’s ancestors were small tenant farmers on the estates of the Dukes of Buccleuch at Boness, in the parish of Westerkirk, thomsons ancestor, Archibald Thomson, migrated to British North America in 1773, marrying Elizabeth McKay, of Quebec.
The family eventually settled in Upper Canada, but retained an attachment to their country of origin. As a result, Thomson himself made the decision to move to Edinburgh where in 1952 he purchased The Scotsman newspaper. In 1957, he launched a bid for the commercial television franchise for Central Scotland, named Scottish Television. In 1959 he purchased the Kemsley group of newspapers, the largest in Britain, over the years, he expanded his media empire to include more than 200 newspapers in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His Thomson Organization became a corporation, with interests in publishing, television
CNET is an American media website that publishes reviews, articles, blogs and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally. Founded in 1994 by Halsey Minor and Shelby Bonnie, it was the brand of CNET Networks. In addition CNET currently has region-specific and language-specific editions and these include the United Kingdom, China, French, German and Spanish. CNET TV was composed of CNET Central, The Web, CNET Central was created first and aired in syndication in the United States on the USA Network. Later, it began airing on USAs sister network Sci-Fi Channel along with The Web and these were followed by TV. com in 1996. Current American Idol host Ryan Seacrest first came to prominence at CNET, as the host of The New Edge. In addition, CNET produced another television technology news program called News. com that aired on CNBC beginning in 1999, from 2001 to 2003, CNET operated CNET Radio on the Clear Channel-owned KNEW in the San Francisco Bay Area, WBPS in Boston and on XM Satellite Radio.
After failing to attract a sufficient audience, CNET Radio ceased operating in January 2003 due to financial losses, as CNET Networks, the site made various acquisitions to expand its reach across various web platforms and markets. In July 1999, CNET acquired the Swiss-based company GDT, GDT was renamed to CNET Channel. In 1998, CNET granted the right to Asiacontent to set up CNET Asia, in January 2000, the same time CNET became CNET Networks, they acquired comparison shopping site mySimon for $736 million. In October 2000, CNET Networks acquired ZDNet for approximately $1.6 billion, in April 2001, CNET acquired TechRepublic Inc. which provides content for IT professionals from Gartner, Inc. for $23 million in cash and stock. On July 14,2004, CNET announced that it would acquire Webshots, in October 2007, they sold Webshots to American Greetings for $45 million. In December 2006, James Kim, an editor at CNET, CNET hosted a memorial show and podcasts dedicated to him. On March 1,2007, CNET announced the launch of BNET.
BNET had been running under beta status since 2005, on May 15,2008 it was announced that CBS Corporation would buy CNET Networks for US$1.8 billion. On June 30,2008, the acquisition was completed, former CNET properties are now part of CBS Interactive. On September 19,2013 CBS Interactive launched a Spanish language sister site under the name CNET en Español and it focuses on topics of relevance primarily to Spanish-speaking technology enthusiasts. The site offered a new perspective on technology and is under the leadership of managing editor Gabriel Sama, in March 2014, CNET refreshed its site by merging with CNET UK and vowing to merge all editions of the agency into a unified agency
This article is about Thomson prior to its merger with Reuters Group. For the current company, see Thomson Reuters, for other companies called Thomson, see Thomson. The Thomson Corporation was one of the worlds largest information companies and it was established in 1989 following a merger between International Thomson Organisation Ltd and Thomson Newspapers. In 2008, it purchased Reuters Group to form Thomson Reuters, the Thomson Corporation was active in financial services, healthcare sectors, law and technology research and tax and accounting sectors. The company operated through five segments, Thomson Financial, Thomson Healthcare, Thomson Legal, Thomson Scientific, until 2007, Thomson was a major worldwide provider of higher education textbooks, academic information solutions and reference materials. On 26 October 2006, Thomson announced the sale of its Thomson Learning assets. In May 2007, Thomson Learning was acquired by Apax Partners, the Thomson Learning brand was used to the end of August 2007.
Subsequently, on 15 October 2007, Educational Testing Service finalized acquisition of Thomsons Prometric, Thomson sold its global network of testing centres in 135 countries, for a reported $435 million. Prometric now operates as an owned subsidiary of ETS. On 15 May 2007, the Thomson Corporation reached an agreement with Reuters to combine the two companies, a deal valued at $17.2 billion, on 17 April 2008 the new company was created under the name of Thomson Reuters. The chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters is Jim Smith, although it was officially a Canadian company and remained Canadian owned, Thomson was run from its operational headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, in the United States. Thomson had grown from a single Canadian newspaper, the Timmins Daily Press, acquired in 1934 by Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet and it once owned several prominent newspapers in the United Kingdom, including The Times and The Scotsman, and it owned Scottish Television. In the 1960s, Thomsons publishing realm expanded further to include Thomson Publication, a magazine and book publishing house.
In 1965, Thomson Newspapers, Ltd. was formed as a publicly traded company in Canada, Roy Thomsons prolific endeavors in publishing had earned him a hereditary title, Lord Thomson of Fleet. Thomson used its oil profits to buy small newspapers in the United States, starting with the acquisition of Brush-Moore Newspapers in 1967 for $72 million, by the end of the 1970s, Thomson Newspapers circulation in the United States had surpassed the 1 million mark. The merger of Thomson Newspapers and the International Thomson Organization in 1989 created the Thomson Corporation, over the years, the company has withdrawn from its holdings in the oil and gas business, the travel industry and department stores. When Kenneth Thomson took over from his father Roy in 1976, at Kenneths death in June 2006, the company was valued at about $29.3 billion. In 1978, the acquisition of Wadsworth Publishing provided Thomson with its first entry into specialised information, college textbooks, starting in the mid-1990s, Thomson invested further in specialised information services and began selling off its newspapers