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Anti-corruption bill has sponsors in Florida Legislature

October 8, 2015

Representative Ritch Workman and Senator Don Gaetz issued the following Joint Statement on Wednesday: “We are pleased to join in sponsoring legislation to strengthen State Attorneys’ ability to prosecute bribery, bid-rigging and fraud in government contracting.…


Gannett tackles political corruption across the state

September 24, 2015

Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal and several other newspapers in Florida, has proposed an anti-corruption bill for 2016 Florida legislative session. Twenty state attorneys are also supporting the bill. The newspaper chain writes, “After…


PNJ ready to implement Project Butterfly

February 27, 2014

Pensacola News Journal readers will soon find USA Today inserts in their daily newspaper, according to sources inside the Romana Street offices. Gannett, who owns the PNJ, hopes its national newspaper USA Today will help boost…


PNJ cans Gulf Breeze Pelican

November 20, 2013

The Gulf Breeze Pelican is no longer in print. The paper, owned by the Gannett/PNJ, was published as competitor for the south Santa Rosa County market. In the 1990s at the height of the UFO craze,…


Buzz: The Ax Man Cometh, Layoffs at PNJ

August 23, 2013

Gannett has mandated layoffs across its newspaper empire. Pensacola News Journal employees aren’t escaping the ax. Managing Editor Ginny Graybiel and Columnist Shannon Nickinson were notified yesterday their services will no longer be needed. Over the…


Daily drops comments on some articles

August 24, 2010

Not the Pensacola News Journal, but the Marion Star, another Gannett-owned paper. The Managing Editor Tom Graser writes that the paper will not allow reader comments on its crime reports. We disable comments on the police…


Gannett outsources comment moderation

June 23, 2010

The Gannett blog reports that Gannett has started outsourcing the moderation of the comments readers post on its websites. Gannett may have finally conceded that its newspapers and TV stations are too thinly staffed to do…


Buzz: Insider look at stats

May 23, 2010

Gannett Blog got the secret web stats for and other Gannett websites (see spreadsheet): Pensacola FL Unique Visitors April 2009: 469,880 Nov 2009: 444,952 Dec 2009: 449,245 Jan 2010: 453,487 Feb 2010: 431,506 Mar 2010:…


BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

May 9, 2010

Pensacola’s daily newspaper fulfilled the Gannett mission of being a marketing solution…this time for British Petroleum. The ad, titled “The Gulf Oil Spill Response,” tells readers that -“BP has done and continues to do everything possible…


GB UFOs military research?

March 10, 2010

In November 1987 contractor Ed Walters allegedly snapped a Polaroid picture of a UFO craft that he claimed was hovering over a road near a shoreline at Gulf Breeze. For the next five years, Walters and…

Escambia County Politics

Why the county has sealed bids

January 14, 2010

Why is the sealed bid process so sacred? Because Escambia County has a history of backroom deals and preferential treatment for certain contractors. It wasn’t that long ago when four county commissioners were removed from office…


Gannett woes

June 23, 2009

The Deal Magazine analyzes the debt obligations of Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal. The company must raise $400 million between now and 2011 in a market where many bondholders would refer default. Moody’s has…