Listening to Black Voices

Samantha Gholar on the Lack of Black Journalists in Newsrooms and the State of Diversity in Sarasota

"There are organizations in this community that have zero Black or brown people on their boards. It’s unfortunate that business leaders don’t include us in the bigger conversations."

04/10/2024 By Heather Dunhill

Q & A

A Conversation Between Pioneering Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Sarasota Magazine's Heather Dunhill

An intimate discussion that touches on race, friendship and Sarasota.

03/08/2024 By Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Read All About It!

DreamLarge Acquires Sarasota Magazine

Sarasota Magazine joins DreamLarge’s family of brands as new leadership aims to bring the magazine's voice back to its local roots.

03/07/2024 By Staff


Sarasota Magazine Wins Five Society for Professional Journalism Awards

The publication was recognized for public service reporting, food and travel writing, cover design and more.

08/28/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

News Feed

Community News Collaborative Launches with Four Reporters, Editor

The news team will cover a variety of stories in Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

04/27/2023 By Eric Garwood


WUSF Public Media, Barancik Foundation Hire Editor to Oversee Regional Journalism Collaborative

Eric Garwood was most recently managing editor of the Observer Media Group.

02/02/2023 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Her New Book and 50 Years of Reporting on Black Life

"We must learn to talk to people who don’t agree with us, which is a challenge these days. Communication is the essence of our existence. In so many ways, this is how we will open doors.”

11/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill


'Community News Collaborative' Launches to Expand Local News Coverage

The project will create print, video and audio content for syndication to more than a dozen news outlets across the Gulf Coast.

09/12/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Magazine Wins Six Society of Professional Journalism Awards

The magazine was recognized for its writing and design, as well as its digital presence.

08/29/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Thrill Ride

A New Novel From a Local TV Anchor Depicts the Hunt for a Serial Killer in Tampa

Linda Hurtado is a Fox 13 journalist by day and a crime writer by night. She is back again with another novel set in the Tampa Bay area.

06/30/2022 By Chloe Nelson


Local Public Relations Association to Host 'Media-Con' on May 17

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with media representatives through interactive panel discussions, pitch moments, and booth visits.

05/10/2022 By Staff

Bragging Rights

Our Editor Cooper Levey-Baker Releases His Debut Novel Today

And Sarasota readers will recognize some familiar themes in Dead Fish Wind.

12/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Journalist

Mercedes Soler-Martinez Tells the Stories Her Listeners Need

“Hispanics have always been here. They didn’t come across the border 20 years ago to break immigration laws.”

09/17/2020 By Alan Cresto


Sarasota Magazine Wins 29 Awards at Florida Magazine Association’s Annual Charlie Awards

The honors include Best Magazine Website and top excellence awards in writing and design.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Civil Rights

Activists Launch Petition to Rename Journalism School After Sarasota Resident

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and civil rights leader, was the first black student to integrate the University of Georgia.

06/15/2020 By David Hackett and Megan McDonald


Sarasota Magazine Wins Four Society of Professional Journalists Awards

The awards recognize the best in Florida journalism.

07/22/2019 By Staff

What I've Learned

Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Journalism, Civil Rights and Faith

“As a reporter, I consider myself a servant of the people."

01/21/2019 By David Hackett


Herald-Tribune Names New Executive Editor

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Tuesday named Matthew Sauer as the newspaper's new executive editor.

05/17/2017 By staff

Human Interest

Life at Pine View, One Story at a Time

The student-run Facebook page Humans of Pine View shares personal stories of students and school employees.

12/15/2016 By Riley Board

Compare and Contrast

The Year's Second Christine Chubbuck Film Opens in Sarasota Nov. 25

Christine is the second film released this year to delve into the story of a Sarasota television reporter who shot herself live on air in 1974.

11/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker