St. Pete 2.0 – Through the news lens with Roy Peter Clark [Audio 22:38]

Author Roy Peter Clark joins the St. Pete 2.0 conversation as we examine news in St. Petersburg. With his work at the Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute, Clark has observed and participated in the evolution of the news business. We run through the fragmentation of the news audience and the recent return to traditional news sources as expectations of quality rise. Clark explains the internet’s major impact on local identity as geographical boundaries dissolve. We explore the move away from the newspaper as the sole source of comprehensive news and how local news publications are working to figure out their place in the modern community newscape. We also discuss a couple of theories on how to address the problems of relevance, participation and objectivity.

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St. Pete Threads sells RunFest merchandise & rights

St. Pete Threads, a local aggregator of T-shirts and other apparel promoting St. Petersburg nonprofits and artists, has sold its merchandising contract with St. Pete RunFest.

St. Pete Running Company has acquired all RunFest merchandise, and the remaining two years of Threads’ three-year contract as the exclusive, official provider of RunFest merchandise.

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Pinellas County business workshops for June

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County’s June business workshops have been announced. The organization offers inexpensive business training, counseling, referrals and resources every month at its headquarters, 13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater.

More information and registration details are available at the links below. Be forewarned: Even though most of the workshops take place during daylight hours this month, they’ll fill quickly.

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John Tonnison - Tech Data

Live from TBT's poweredUP - Tech Data CIO, John Tonnison [Video - 3:22]

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The Hustle

Jeremy Douglass

I gather the musicians and other various performers and contributors, coordinate schedules for rehearsals and show day, arrange and write the music, print the sheet music, run the rehearsals, take point on marketing and reaching out to print publications, concert blogs, music critics and local and regional event aggregators like I Love The Burg.

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The Shuffle

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