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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…

News

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…

News

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…

News

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…

Education

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…

Escambia County Politics

PNJ upset over delays with emails

May 23, 2010

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.…

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,…