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As reported, PNJ raises subscription rate

July 6, 2012

When I reported on the Pensacola News Journal’s implementation of a paywall—meaning their websites would no longer be free, I wrote that their print subscriptions would go up, too. Some PNJ officials denied it, but it…


Daily has good Sunday issue, plus ad first

April 3, 2011

The Pensacola News Journal scores high marks on its news coverage of the state retirement system proposals and the property tax giveaways. It also scored a first—a news section that has a full-page ad as its…


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…


Questions Suttles should have been asked

June 23, 2010

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a…

BP Disaster

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of BP Suttles visit

June 23, 2010

I missed Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, yesterday. The visit was a surprise that had Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County officials scrambling most of Monday night. BP wanted to limit media access and…

News Politics

Unofficial transcript of Touart-Valentino phone call

June 21, 2010

On Sunday, the Pensacola News Journal published an article on a taped conversation between former County Administrator George Touart and County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Valentino was making the call with the State Attorney’s office listening in…


What’s up with Jerralds?

May 28, 2010

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds apologized at last night’s council meeting to BP for the council’s harsh response Monday to BP spokeswoman Liz Castro last Monday, according to the News Journal. Jerralds is the same councilman…

BP Disaster

What is the truth?

May 19, 2010

From News Journal article (“Chemicals will protect the Gulf, Rep. Miller says”): “Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, said the spill has become much more difficult to contain. As the oil has spread,…


PNJ has it backwards

February 22, 2010

BACKWARDS PROCESS Consolidation battle has not become about the details of the plan. Instead, the fight has been over whether the public should vote on the plan that no one other than the study commission got…


Courthouse buzz: ECCSC and sunshine

February 9, 2010

There is a persistent buzz around the Escambia County Administrative Complex about two members of the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission, Ken Bell and Rick Harper, may have violated the Florida Sunshine laws when they met…

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…


Billings case: Saturday, July 11

December 31, 2009

HUNT FOR RED VAN Saturday, July 11 On Friday, Deputy Greg Smith of Baldwin County, Alabama contacted the ECSO. Investigator Hardy followed up on the call. Smith discovered on Sunday, July 5 at 3:58 a.m., a…