Orlando Sentinel
Get Orlando Sentinel essential facts below. View Videos or join the Orlando Sentinel discussion. Add Orlando Sentinel to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel front page.jpg
The October 22, 2015, front page of the
Orlando Sentinel
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Tribune Publishing[1]
PublisherNancy Meyer[2]
Headquarters633 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Circulation151,000 Daily
258,000 Sunday[3]

The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida, and the Central Florida region. It was founded in 1876 and is currently owned by Tribune Publishing Company.


The Sentinels 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.[4]

In 1973, the two publications merged into the daily Sentinel Star. Tribune appointed Charles T. Brumback as president in 1976.[4] Harold "Tip" Lifvendahl was named president and publisher in 1981.[5] The newspaper was renamed the Orlando Sentinel in 1982. John Puerner succeeded Lifvendahl in 1993,[6] who was replaced by Kathleen M. Waltz in 2000.[7] 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.[8]

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, though like all of the redesigns in Tribune's Sam Zell ownership era, was reeled back into a more traditional design with appealing elements kept after reader criticism.[9][10]

According to one listing, some of the Sentinels predecessors are:[11]

  • Orlando Reporter: 1892-1903? (merged with Evening Star to form Evening Reporter-Star)
  • Evening Star: January-December 1903? (merged with Orlando Reporter to form Evening Reporter-Star)
  • Evening Reporter-Star: 1904?-March 1947 (continues Orlando Reporter and Evening Star; continued by Orlando Evening Star)
  • Orlando Evening Star: April 1947 - 1973 (continues Evening Reporter-Star; merged with Orlando Morning Sentinel to form the Orlando Sentinel-Star)
  • Orlando Morning Sentinel: 1913-1973 (title varies: Daily Sentinel; Morning Sentinel; merged with Orlando Evening Star to form the Orlando Sentinel-Star)
  • Orlando Sentinel-Star: 1974-April 25, 1982 (continues Orlando Morning Sentinel and Orlando Evening Star; continued by Orlando Sentinel)
  • Orlando Sentinel: April 26, 1982-present (continues Orlando Sentinel-Star)

Editorial history

Editorially, the Sentinel has historically tilted conservative; however, it has endorsed Democratic candidates for president in three of the last four presidential elections: John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008,[12] and Hillary Clinton in 2016.[13]

In June 2019, the day of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign launch rally in Orlando, the Sentinel made national news when the editorial board published a piece saying it would not endorse the president, among their reasons, "the chaos, the division, the schoolyard insults, the self-aggrandizement, the corruption, and especially the lies."[14][15][16][17]


Notable staff

See also


  1. ^ Tronc, Inc. (2016), 2016 Annual Report, Chicago, Illinois, archived from the original on 2017-10-27, retrieved
  2. ^ "About - Orlando Sentinel". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Tribune Publishing Public Filing FORM 10-12B/A" (PDF). 2014-07-21. p. 97. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b Sentinel, Orlando. "HISTORY OF THE ORLANDO SENTINEL". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  5. ^ Rene Stutzman (July 30, 1993). "Lifvendahl To Tribune Senior Vp". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Rene Stutzman (October 4, 1993). "New Era At Sentinel". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Suzanne White (May 27, 2000). "Waltz Moving To Orlando Sentinel". Daily Press. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Christopher Boyd (February 15, 2008). "Orlando Sentinel's publisher resigns". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Tribune's Redesign Kicks Off With Orlando Sentinel"
  10. ^ "Blogs - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA". blog.wan-ifra.org.
  11. ^ See Florida Newspapers--a list of Florida newspapers for which indexes or full-text are available at the University of Central Florida Library.
  12. ^ Bennett, Dashiell (2012-10-19). "Orlando Sentinel Backs Romney After Endorsing Obama in 2008". The Atlantic. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Orlando Sentinel endorses Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton for nominations". WGNO. 2016-03-06. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Forgey, Quint. "Orlando Sentinel announces 2020 endorsement: Not Trump". POLITICO. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Orlando Sentinel newspaper makes 'not Trump' anti-endorsement". MSNBC.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ Klar, Rebecca (2019-06-18). "Orlando Sentinel declines to endorse Trump in 2020". TheHill. Retrieved .
  17. ^ Hopkins, Anna (2019-06-18). "Orlando Sentinel issues scathing op-ed announcing it won't endorse Donald Trump in 2020 election". Fox News. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Loeb Award winners 1958-1996". Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Tribune Biography: Mike Bianchi

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes