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Future of Journalism: La Gaceta publisher Patrick Manteiga listen

09/29/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Earlier this month an L.A Times editorial pointed out how 8000 small weekly newspapers in this country are thriving.

Ybor City’s trilingual La Gaceta is one of them. Patrick Manteiga is the third generation publisher and editor of the paper, which he said had its most profitable year ever in 2010.

In this third installment of WMNF’s Future of Journalism series, reporter Dawn Morgan talks with Manteiga about the struggles and successes of his small newspaper.

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Gulf Oil Spill Community Forum Discusses Long-Term Impacts listen

06/16/10 Allie Wilkinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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More than 900 people crowded into the Palladium Theater last night to hear scientists, politicians, media experts and industry leaders discuss America’s largest, ongoing environmental disaster. WMNF’s Allie Wilkinson reports from St. Petersburg.

Nearly two months to the day since oil started seeping into the Gulf of Mexico the Tampa Bay community came together to discuss the long term implications and solutions relating to the spill. Chuanmin Hu, an Associate Professor at the College...


Co-op nurtures Tampa bike community listen

WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The second meeting of the Tampa Bike Co-op was held Monday at Transitions Art gallery on Columbus Avenue E. Green gearheads with a passion for cycling came together to share skills, tools and parts.

Dave Shapango is a bike courier in downtown Tampa. He dreamt of a cooperative that brought together experienced cyclists with those who wanted more experience.

Lilly Richardson is a co-founder of the co-op. She first started hanging out at Transitions Gallery with her band four years ago. ...


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