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When you think of The Players Championship Tournament, the first words that come to mind might be green, birdie or bunker, not the design of the course as it relates to tourism, the media, and the cultural identity of the First Coast.


A U.S. Supreme Court case pitting a spunky media startup against America’s broadcast giants is being closely watched by those in the television industry.

Juror #8, the University of North Florida, and Stand Your Ground are in the headlines today.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Journalists are arguing that fees the State Attorney's Office wants to charge for the release of Michael Dunn's jailhouse calls are exorbitant.

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Are juvenile offenders in North Florida's Fourth Circuit Court treated the same as those in other parts of the state?

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A high-profile murder wrapped in racial tension and Stand Your Ground controversy will once again take center stage in Florida. This time that stage is in Duval County.

First Coast Success: Ray Hays, PRC Digital Media

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For 41 years, Ray Hays has worked behind the video camera to put his customers' names and faces in front of it.

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Former WJCT station manager Fred Rebman passed away Monday. He was 79.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Landing owner Toney Sleiman and Mayor Alvin Brown both want to build an entirely new plaza at the waterfront location.

Starting this month, Liz Danzico, creator of the MFA Interaction Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts, will join the team at NPR as the network's first ever creative director.

The Spinnaker, the University of North Florida’s student-run media organization, won big at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans late last month.

The final issue of The Spinnaker newspaper was among the recipients of the 2013 Pacemaker Award, one of the highest awards given by Associated Collegiate Press.


For many years he has been called the most heard voice on public radio, and if you listen to NPR you already know Frank Tavares.

His voice is unmistakable, but he's more than an announcer, he's also an author too. His latest book "The Man Who Built Boxes" showcases his unique storytelling abilities.

Frank Tavares spoke with Melissa Ross on his new book and what it's like being one of the most recognizable voices in the country.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissainJax.

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Today NPR announced the results of their search for a new announcer.

In a few weeks you'll be hearing a new voice saying things like, "Support for NPR comes from..." and, "This is NPR."

Sabrina Farhi will join long time NPR announcer Frank Tavares, who has voiced credits for more than three decades.

Working for NPR wasn't always Farhi's dream; when she was younger she wanted to be an actress.

"All things considered, this is a dream career I never thought of as a kid," she said of her new gig.

Saying that the goal is to balance its budget in fiscal year 2015, NPR announced late Friday morning that it will soon offer "a voluntary buyout plan across the organization that reduces staffing levels by approximately 10 percent."

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There are some changes in store for Duval County students this year.

While the focus of the school day will remain on the core academic areas — reading, math, science and writing — high schools have expanded the number and type of electives high schoolers can now take. 

It’s a change school superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti pointed out to students in the new culinary arts class at Raines High School today.