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    (Wikipedia) - Orlando Sentinel   (Redirected from Orlandosentinel.com) Orlando Sentinel Type Format Owner(s) Publisher Founded Headquarters Circulation ISSN Website
    The August 22, 2008 front page of the Orlando Sentinel
    Daily newspaper
    Broadsheet
    Tribune Publishing
    Nancy Meyer
    1876
    633 North Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 US
    151,000 Daily 258,000 Sunday
    0744-6055
    www.orlandosentinel.com

    The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida region. It was founded in 1876. The Sentinel is owned by Tribune Publishing. It has historically tilted conservative; however it has endorsed a Democrat for president in two of the last three presidential elections. The Sentinel endorsed John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama in 2008. The Sentinel prices are $1.50 daily and $2 on Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.

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    The Sentinel ''​s predecessors date to 1876, when the Orange County Reporter was first published. The Reporter became a daily newspaper in 1905, and merged with the Orlando Evening Star in 1906. Another Orlando paper, the South Florida Sentinel, started publishing as a morning daily in 1913. Then known as the Morning Sentinel, it bought the Reporter-Star in 1931, when Martin Andersen came to Orlando to manage both papers. Andersen eventually bought both papers outright in 1945, selling them to the Tribune Company of Chicago in 1965.

    In 1973, the two publications merged into the daily Sentinel Star. Tribune appointed Charles T. Brumback as president in 1976. Harold "Tip" Lifvendahl was named president and publisher in 1981. The newspaper was renamed the Orlando Sentinel in 1982. John Puerner succeeded Lifvendahl in 1993, who was replaced by Kathleen M. Waltz in 2000. She announced her resignation in February 2008. Howard Greenberg, already publisher of fellow Tribune newspaper the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, was named publisher of both papers after Waltz left.

    In 2008, the Tribune Company called for a redesign of the Sentinel. The new layout, which debuted in June 2008, was formatted to appeal to busy readers.

    According to one listing, some of the Sentinel ''​s predecessors are:

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