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As reported, PNJ raises subscription rate

As reported, PNJ raises subscription rate

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 now appears that I was correct. In his letter to print subscribers, PNJ [...]

Daily has good Sunday issue, plus ad first

Daily has good Sunday issue, plus ad first

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 first page. Brilliant, it has to be the best April Fool's Day prank ever. Readers [...]

Daily drops comments on some articles

Daily drops comments on some articles

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 beat because people were constantly violating our terms of service in [...]

Beach Resident reacts to Health Department’s Advisory

It was distressing to read the article on the front page of the Pensacola News Journal today in which it was reported that John Lanza lifted the health advisory for Pensacola Beach. John Lanza is the Director of the Escambia County Health Department which is charged with protecting the health and [...]

Questions Suttles should have been asked

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 talk on worker safety and then he visited a claim center on Navy Blvd. Suttles wrapped up his [...]

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of BP Suttles visit

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 had a visit scheduled with the News Journal, which has been running full [...]

Unofficial transcript of Touart-Valentino phone call

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 because he believed that Touart was trying to [...]

What’s up with Jerralds?

What’s up with Jerralds?

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 that publicly attacked Ellis Bullock, Chamber and the Visitor [...]

PNJ upset over delays with emails

PNJ upset over delays with emails

The Pensacola News Journal, this area's daily marketing solution, has a good story on behind the scenes of Scott Davison's negotiations to find deep pockets to get the necessary performance bond for the Community Maritime Park. Part of the story is a timeline on the month it took reporter Jamie [...]

What is the truth?

What is the truth?

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, it has formed different consistencies, from a widespread sheen that can be skimmed [...]

PNJ has it backwards

PNJ has it backwards

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 to see before it was set in stone and sent to our lawmakers. For the Independent News, [...]

Courthouse buzz: ECCSC and sunshine

Courthouse buzz: ECCSC and sunshine

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 with the Pensacola News Journal editorial board on the [...]

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