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. Your donations help us give voice to people who are often overlooked and hold powerful people accountable. We are indebted to a community that believes in a strong and free press.
Each year, the Tampa Bay Times takes on ambitious investigations in our role as the community’s watchdog. We are driven by our passion for journalism and by our responsibility to our neighbors.
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.
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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.
To keep delivering top-notch journalism, we need your help.
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.
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Thank you to our donors!
Each of you have taken your relationship with the Times to a deeper level. Beyond the financial support, which makes a real difference, your contributions represent a personal commitment to the Times and the work we are doing. We are grateful and honored.
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.
This support is invaluable as we strive to rise above the financial challenges facing local newsrooms around the country. We want to keep our community informed and empowered, as we have for more than a century.
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Report for America
The Tampa Bay Times has a partnership with Report for America, a nonprofit founded in 2017 to place journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.
RFA reporter Hannah Critchfield is covering seniors and aging, and RFA reporter Sam Ogozalek is covering mental health and wellness.
Report for America pays half of the salaries for these reporters. We appreciate community support to cover the other half. If you'd like to help fund this work, please specify Report for America on your donation.