The Bradenton Times

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The Bradenton Times
Type Online newspaper
Owner(s) The Bradenton Times, Inc.
Publisher Joe McClash
Editor Dennis Maley
Founded 2008
Headquarters 405 26 Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
 United States
ISSN 2155-2495
Official website The Bradenton Times

The Bradenton Times is an online newspaper founded and continuously published on the Internet from Bradenton, Florida.[1] It is a web news and community resource site for Bradenton and Manatee County designed to supply broad coverage of information about the community as well as current local, regional, state, and national news.[2][3] As of 2012, the paper reported that the publication has begun to register more than 100,000 unique views a month. Readership among residents of Sarasota county has extended the newspaper's scope.

Purpose[edit]

The stated philosophy of The Bradenton Times is to be a community voice by providing news of local, state, and national topics[4][5][6] and additionally, by providing readers the opportunity to comment on news articles, submit local photographs, create their own news articles, participate in polls, and provide article-related forums directly on the site.

Founder and publisher[edit]

The newspaper was founded and is published by Joe McClash, a commissioner for Manatee County since 1990[7] and the owner of McClash Rentals, Inc. After serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1975–1979, at the age of twenty-four, he founded McClash Heating And Cooling, continuing that business from 1982–2002. He founded TBT in 2008 to provide a "one-stop" location for all community information and local news.

Official participation in other community government and affairs by McClash includes chair of Manatee County Port Authority, as well as serving on the Manatee County Civic Center Authority, West Coast Inland Navigation District, Environmental Action Commission, Tourist Development Council, and the Sarasota and Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization.[8] He also has participated in many other organizations in the community such as, CEO Roundtable, Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, Manatee Chamber of Commerce Joint Planning Committee, ITS Program, and the Bradenton Yacht Club.

Editor[edit]

The editor of the newspaper, Dennis Maley, was a freelance writer and regular contributor to a regional magazine, Creative Loafing, before joining The Bradenton Times. Maley also wrote a regular column for Boxing World magazine[9] and had been a featured writer in many health and fitness publications.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Maley's background includes extensive work in broadcast television, including a stint as a boxing analyst with Five Star Sports, a syndicated cable program. He's also written extensively in the areas of travel, food and wine, entertainment and sports.

Before making a transition to journalism, Maley had been a professional boxer. As an amateur, he won a dozen championships, including capturing the Golden Gloves three times. Maley is a former captain in the United States Army and was a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He retired from boxing in 2002 after a career-ending shoulder injury. Maley's opinion column appears each Thursday and Sunday and tends to focus on politics and economics.

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