Local Daily to Distribute Creative Loafing Tampa

july 18, 2008  10:57 am
The paper formerly known as The Weekly Planet signed a distribution deal this week with the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Business Journal also reports that publisher Sharry Smith "assured the staff that protection clauses were added to the agreement to keep Creative Loafing stories confidential until the actual release date." Although the Business Journal says the agreement "cost 19 people jobs," Smith tells AAN only one staff person was laid off.