Once upon a journalistic time— the 1970s—South Florida newspapers were among the most successful in the country. The Miami Herald, owned by the Knight Ridder company, had a statewide presence, with several bureaus, and influential readers in most major Florida cities. In Broward County alone it had a staff of 70 based in an office on Sunrise Boulevard.
It has been 42 years since the World War II vintage P-51 fighter plane crashed in flames in the Mojave Desert of California. And almost that long since Gold Coast magazine assured the world that Ken Burnstine was really dead. He still is, 36 years later. And yet his legend lives on.
Gulfstream Media Group’s magazines don’t usually run letters to the editor because, frankly, we don’t get many. Most of our stories are not controversial, at least not enough to cause readers to take pen in hand.
Washington, Dec. 8, 1941. The alleged Japanese attack yesterday on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor has resulted in cries around the country for President Franklin Roosevelt to ask Congress to declare war against the Empire of Japan and guarantee an inevitable triumph.
Last month the lead editorial in a Sunday edition of the Sun- Sentinel was one for the ages. It dealt with the extraordinary reaction by some South Florida political leaders to an extraordinary situation.
The frequency of fatalities in the first weeks of the Brightline service should come as no surprise—and we suspect it did not come as a surprise to the FEC Railway, whose tracks the new service uses.
When we arrived in South Florida in 1970, there were only two lifestyle magazines between Miami and Vero Beach.
The release of the long-sealed files on the murder of President Kennedy has produced little new information.
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