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Friday Media Roundtable: Jail death, mayoral appointments, back to school

The Duval County jail.
Andrew Pantazi
The Tributary
The Duval County jail.

It was another busy news week on the First Coast, including a death in the Duval County jail, more appointments from Mayor Donna Deegan, students heading back to school and the Jaguars prepping for their first preseason game.

Our weekly media panel discusses these topics and more. Joining us are radio host and journalist Angela Spears of Angela Spears Communication, Andrew Pantazi of The Tributary and Dan Scanlan of WJCT News 89.9.

Star Trek

The Neutral Zone is a film studio based on Star Trek-The Original Series and is just across the Florida state line in Kingsland, Georgia. 

We’ve beamed up Ray Tesi, owner and president of The Neutral Zone, for more.

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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, where, as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. You can reach Randy at or on Twitter, @rroguski.