125 years: Tampa Bay through the Times.


125 years: Tampa Bay through the Times.

USFSP Faculty Role


SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Drobert. W. Hooker



This is an important birthday for the Times, (125 years!) and this album is one way of celebrating with the neighbors who helped us reach that milestone. Way back when, baseball fans gathered around the newspaper offices, while the editors called out the running score of World Series games from the telegraph wire. they could not have imagined that their town would have its own baseball team competing in the World Series, or that the newspaper could send that news around the world on something called the Internet. As the town grew, so did the newspaper. It campaigned to protect the waterfront from development. It fought to carve out a separate county for the peninsula, and as they area grew, it tried to knit the pieces back together again into a larger community of Tampa Bay. It celebrated the triumphs, like the birth of a new university, and it mourned the tragedies, like the collapse of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Perhaps one day people will look back on image from this, our own modern era, and marvel: how quaint.



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Pediment Publishing


Journalism Studies

125 years: Tampa Bay through the Times.