Miami New Times
Miami New Times started life as a small fortnightly newspaper in late 1987,
back when the Miami metropolitan area was served by two dailies, populated with aging retirees, begging for tourists, and struggling to invent a place called South Beach. And of course it all moved to a Latin beat.
Today the Latin beat remains, but pretty much everything else has changed. There is only one daily paper. The median age has dropped dramatically. Tourists come to play all year round. South Beach’s nightlife scene is world famous. And New Times, with websites (miaminewtimes.com and browardpalmbeach.com) attracting more than 2.2 million monthly active users and a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 50,000, has become the region’s essential compendium of news and information for residents and visitors alike.
Drawing on the talents of a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and an accomplished editorial staff recruited from across the country, New Times has established a reputation for publishing compelling stories ignored or overlooked by major media, whether they be insightful coverage of local arts and entertainment and unflinching exposés about Miami’s steamy political life. That reputation for high-caliber journalism has spread beyond South Florida. New Times has won more than seventy first-place awards for editorial excellence, statewide and nationally in contests ranging from the Investigative Reporters & Editors competition to the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.
New Times also engages with its readership by serving up some of Miami’s hottest live events. In May, Brew at the Zoo draws thousands of beer and music lovers to The Zoo Miami, and for the last decade, the blockbuster Iron Fork festival has drawn thousands to downtown Miami to sample inventive and exotic cuisines. For the last three years, New Times has also partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to kick off Miami Spice, two months of restaurant discounts that have become a local sensation.