On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including:
- Jacksonville won't elect a new mayor for two more years but campaign fundraising is off and running.
- Competing visions of how to develop Downtown Jacksonville's riverfront are in the news this week.
- Expanded efforts to help the city’s homeless population are underway.
- A Publix-anchored East San Marco development finally breaks ground.
- The Jaguars are making teal their primary color again.
Our guests were:
- John Bachman of Action News Jax
- Journalist and author Nikesha WIlliams
- David Bauerlein of the Florida Times-Union
- Mike Mendenhall of the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Sneak Peak: Video Version Of Media Roundtable Edition
We did some testing today for a future video version of our weekly Friday Media Roundtable edition of WJCT's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross. While we're not quite ready to announce anything, for anyone that would like to check out the beta test, you'll find it in WJCT TV's Passport.
Historic Norman Studios
Jacksonville’s historic Norman Studios is moving along with plans to become a museum celebrating this city’s silent film era and filmmaker Richard Norman’s early films starring African-Americans. Curator Barbara Wingo joined us with an update.
Krysten Anderson, Grave Digger’s driver and Andrew Palochko, Senior Director of Ops for Monster Jam, joined us to discuss the new COVID-19 safety protocols that will be present when the show returns to Jacksonville on March 6 and 7. Tickets on the event can be found on the Monster Jam website.
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