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Florida Matters Re-Broadcast Preview: Ethnic Newspapers In Tampa Bay

One of the area's leading newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. This week on Florida Matters we're taking another listen to our discussion on the history and cultural impact of Tampa Bay's ethnic publications.


In this preview, Florida Matters host Carson Cooper talks about how newspapers like The Weekly Challenger and Tampa's La Gaceta got their start with our guests:

  • Lyn Johnson, editor and publisher of The Weekly Challenger
  • Patrick Manteiga, editor and publisher of La Gaceta
  • Rodney Kite-Powell, Director of the Touchton Map Library and Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center
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