TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Times will begin distributing USA TODAY for the Tampa Bay area after being awarded a three-year contract from Gannett, the parent company of USA TODAY.
Starting in November, the Times will distribute about 10,000 copies of the daily print edition of USA TODAY, which publishes Monday through Friday, in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando counties. USA TODAY will be available in more than 1,100 retail outlets, 200 hotels and some schools and colleges. The paper also will be home delivered.
This is the second agreement entered this year between the Times and a Gannett company. In April, the Times announced that it will begin printing USA TODAY in August as part of a three-year agreement.
“We are proud that USA TODAY has again turned to the Times to help expand its presence in Tampa Bay,” said Joe DeLuca, a Times vice president and Tampa publisher. “Adding distribution to our printing services gives us the opportunity to extend our standard of excellence to USA TODAY’s loyal readers and to play an important role in re-energizing the growth of that audience.”
The Times, which won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize, also has been recognized for its quality printing and reproduction.
About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper, with an average circulation of 355,853 Sunday and 299,985 daily (AAM FAS-FAX September 2013). The Times is produced by the Times Publishing Company, which also publishes TampaBay.com – Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site with 2.1 million unique visitors each month (Nielsen NetView six-month average for 8/13-1/14). Additionally, the company publishes the free daily tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, tb-two*, a free paper written by Tampa Bay area students distributed to students, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact.com; and produces special events, specialty publications, and targeted advertising programs.
About USA TODAY
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of nearly 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).