Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy, and the Tampa Bay Times is working diligently on creating a community where everyone is engaged in — and connected to — our hometown newsroom. We are indebted to a community that believes in a strong and free press.
Tampa Bay Times Journalism Fund
The Tampa Bay Times has served this community for more than 135 years. Along the way, our journalism has been honored with 14 Pulitzer Prizes.
Our journalists attend town halls and school board meetings, follow activities at the courthouse and hold officials accountable at municipal press conferences. They tell you what performances are coming your way, which restaurants are the best and share compelling stories about people who would otherwise go unnoticed. They have a direct impact on readers’ everyday lives.
Local journalism is essential for healthy communities, competitive marketplaces and a thriving democracy.
Tampa Bay Times Investigative Fund
From exposing the dangers at Florida’s only lead smelter to revealing how a local high school turned a blind eye when its students faced sexual harassment, the Tampa Bay Times investigative team holds the powerful to account. Our investigations have changed lives and led to policy improvements across many levels of government. The team has won Pulitzer Prizes in back-to-back years in 2021 and 2022 – and five Pulitzers since 2014.
Investigative journalism is the most expensive — and some of the most important — work we do. You can help make it possible. By making a commitment, you will create a sustainable impact that will help us empower our community
How you can help - The Tampa Bay Times appreciates donations and financial assistance from individuals, foundations and sponsors who seek to support our journalism. The Times always retains editorial independence. Our financial supporters do not dictate the stories we pursue and are not involved in reporting and editing those stories.
The Times is committed to fair, accurate reporting and transparency is a critical component of that responsibility. If a story or series is supported by funder(s), the Times will disclose the funding source, so that the reader is made aware of the relationship.
Monies we receive help fund newsroom positions, journalism projects, legal fees and essential tools and technology. Gifts to the Times are tax-deductible through our owner, the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
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Tampa Bay Times Investigative/Journalism Fund
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