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Orlando Newspapers

The history of newspapers in Orlando features prominently in books written about  the history of Orlando and Orange County by William Fremont Blackman and E. H. Gore.

Blackman’s book History of Orange County Florida  written in 1925, 22 years earlier than that of Gore’s book From Florida Sand to “The City Beautiful” published in 1947, seems to contain a few errors in the early history. City directories support dates provided by Gore for some of the early publications. Comparing and contrasting the information provided in each, along with Orlando and Orange County Directories and Gazetteers, and microfilm of the publications, provide a good overview of the true history of newspapers in Orlando. 

One of the early publications, The South Florida Sentinel, was a weekly started in 1885 in opposition to the Orange County Reporter.

One of the more interesting publications was part of the Orlando Sentinel during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The “pink pages” as they were called by the public as they were printed on pink paper was actually an insert in the Monday paper called The Central Florida Negro Edition. This publication is rich with numerous photographs and stories.

A former Orlando Sentinel staff member queried about the “pink pages” indicated that there were other community sections printed on colored paper inserted in the paper during the week.

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Sells Brothers' Circus - 13 November 1895

Advertisement published in The South-Florida Sentinel on November 1, 1895, page 5. BIGGEST HOLIDAY EVER KNOWN IN THE HISTORY OF ORLANDO, NOV. 13. WEDN...

South Florida Sentinel Advertisement 1912 City Directory

The 1912 Orlando City Directory includes listings for the newspaper, the printing operation, and a classified advertisement. They establish Josiah Fer...

Orlando Sentinel - Central Florida Negro Edition - Jan. 25, 1965

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Illustrated Orange County, Florida circa 1894 - page 1

Illustrated Orange County, Florida. Worlds Fair supplement to Orange County Reporter, Orlando, Fla. This 16 page supplement does not have page numbers...

Illustrated Orange County, Florida circa 1894 - page 3

Illustrated Orange County, Florida. Worlds Fair supplement to Orange County Reporter, Orlando, Fla. This 16 page supplement does not have page numbers...

Illustrated Orange County, Florida circa 1894 - page 2

Illustrated Orange County, Florida. Worlds Fair supplement to Orange County Reporter, Orlando, Fla. This 16 page supplement does not have page numbers...

Illustrated Orange County, Florida circa 1894 - page 5

Illustrated Orange County, Florida. Worlds Fair supplement to Orange County Reporter, Orlando, Fla. This 16 page supplement does not have page numbers...

Illustrated Orange County, Florida circa 1894 - page 8

Illustrated Orange County, Florida. Worlds Fair supplement to Orange County Reporter, Orlando, Fla. This 16 page supplement does not have page numbers...

The Sunday Reporter Star

Masthead from the Orlando Sunday newspaper, The Sunday Reporter Star, from January 18, 1931. The following Sunday's paper published on January 25,...

Orlando Sunday Sentinel and Sunday Reporter-Star

Masthead from the Orlando Sunday newspaper, published on January 25, 1931, reflects the merger of the Morning Sentinel and Reporter-Star, showing...

The Sunday Sentinel-Reporter Star

Masthead from the Orlando Sunday newspaper, published on February 1, 1931, reflects the merger of the Morning Sentinel and Report-Star, as reported...

Morning Sentinel and Reporter-Star Purchased, Merged, p.1

Article from the newly merged Morning Sentinel and Reporter-Star - Orlando Sunday Sentinel and Sunday Reporter Star, January 25, 1931, pp. 1,...

Morning Sentinel and Reporter-Star Purchased, Merged, p.8

Article from the newly merged Morning Sentinel and Reporter-Star - Orlando Sunday Sentinel and Sunday Reporter Star, January 25, 1931, pp. 1,...

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Orlando Sentinel - Central Florida Negro Edition - Oct. 1, 1962

Included on this page are the following:

1. Photograph of Oakland High School football team members - Tyrone Jackson, Robert Smith, Rufus G. Young, Horace Odum

2. Photograph Ophelia Tomlinson, Johnnie May Bradley, Veronica Watson, Barbara Ordley. The group uder the direction of Edward Middleton

3. Article by Clyde C. Sanders and photo asking folks to donate money for the completion of a school for "retarded children." He requests donations be made to the Orlando Council for Retarded Children, Inc. attention Robert M. Brice, Jr. or send cash to Mrs. Mary M. Hodge and Miss L. Claudia Allen. Others mentioned in his article are Earnest Newell, Edward Weaver, Jack Galloway, Mrs. Ollie Newberry, Ervin Herron, Mr. and Mrs .William Moody.

4. Photograph of Lorenzo Greene, a junior at Mills High School in Webster and his advisor C. S. Williams.

5. Photograph of the Orange County Non-Partisan Registration Committee's Citizenship Bus  with Mrs. Mabel Richardson, Mrs. Selma Brooks, Mr. Bernard Singleton

6. Apopka Boy Scout Troop 113, Eddie Williams, scout master sponsoring a dance at Phyllis Wheatley's gym. Williams thanked Mr. M. Gladden for donating pup tents and drums.

7. Kissimmee Boy Scout Troop 99 approves budget and began fund raising event to sell Bar B Q pork ribs. More than 33 boys are members of the unit. Officers and chairmen are: W. E. Patterson, John C. Woods, Rye Thomas, Clyde Lewis, E. J. McColluf, Whitfield Barrington, Orington Shaw, Lorenzo Wilkerson, William Long.


Newspapers in Orlando by E. H. Gore 1947
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Orange County Newspapers by William Fremont Blackman 1925
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