Non-News Businesses Boost Owner Of The Florida Times-Union

Mar 8, 2019
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Jacksonville Daily Record

New Media Investment Group Inc., owner of The Florida Times-Union and 145 other daily newspapers, is growing revenue, but not because of its newspaper business.

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Financial News and Daily Record

Jacksonville’s Financial News and Daily Record is under new ownership as of this month. It was the last Jacksonville newspaper owned by a local family.

John Burr

The year-old Edible Northeast Florida magazine is launching a series of events called Sunday Suppers.

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the suppers are part of a growing trend among print media companies to try to engage readers beyond the page or computer screen.

WJXT building exterior
John Burr

In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo the owner of TV station WJXT, Graham Media, is buying rival WCWJ, known as CW17. Graham Media is the former owner of the Washington Post.

Burr notes the purchase completes a network TV consolidation in the Jacksonville market, with TEGNA Media’s controlling the local NBC and ABC affiliates and Cox Media’s controlling the local CBS and Fox affiliates.


In our Generation W Profiles series, we highlight influential women

Geraldine Laybourne used her passion for youth education to forge a career in children's television with the Nickelodeon and Disney networks. She is also a creator of the women's network Oxygen.

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TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court unsealed documents and a transcript from this summer's trial over congressional districts.

The court on Tuesday posted online 538 pages related to redistricting that had belonged to Republican consultants. The consultants had fought for months to prevent them from becoming public.

Rhema Thompson

It was a rare sight for those lucky enough to pass through the Hemming Plaza Wednesday just past noon: a well-known news editor posing in a polka dot dress, an opinion writer shaving his trademark beard and a popular radio talk show host putting her own spin on a Sir Mix-A-Lot classic.

Rioting in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson -- after an unarmed teenager was shot to death by police -- has brought media attention the likes of which that small community has never seen.

And, reporters have experienced everything from tear-gassing to arrest as they try to cover the story.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida media organizations, including The Associated Press, are asking the state Supreme Court to make public documents used in the state's redistricting trial.

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A new report says Americans are more at odds with each other politically than ever before.

State of the Re:Union, Ability Housing, and the Jacksonville Armada are in the headlines today.

State of the Re:Union, the public radio program created and hosted by Jacksonville artist Al Letson and presented by WJCT, has won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row.

Action News Jacksonville and standardized test scores were among our top stories this week.


A lower-powered FM radio station planned for the University of North Florida is in financial limbo after UNF’s student government denies its funding.

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Five of joint FOX and CBS local affiliate Action News Jacksonville's lead anchors have been notified that they will be let go before the end of the year.