Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Miami Herald prepares to write the next chapter (cont.)

As the Miami Herald gets ready to move into a new building in Doral, Random Pixels looks back at some key dates and events in the paper's history.

1949 - Oct 1: Fire sweeps through Miami Herald newsprint warehouse causing an estimated $600,000 in damage. 

1951 - May 8: Herald wins first Pulitzer Prize for crime reporting.

1954 - Dec. 30: Miami Herald Publishing Company buys the Charlotte Observer for $7 million.

1958 - June 3: Herald announces plans for $20 million building on Biscayne Bay.

1959 - Dec. 22: Herald reporter Jim Buchanan is released after 14 days in a Cuban prison.

Undated photo of John S. Knight "pouring" concrete for
new Miami Herald building.

1962 - Feb. 18: A right-wing city of Miami water meter reader bombs the home of Miami Herald editor Don Shoemaker.

1963 - March 23: Herald moves into new building on Biscayne Bay.

May 31: Herald dedicates new Broward bureau on Sunrise Boulevard.

1965 - May 6: Herald Latin American editor Al Burt and photographer Doug Kennedy are shot by Marines in Dominican Republic as they cover the revolution.

1966 - July 30: Herald and Miami News begin joint operation.

Miami News, July 30, 1966.

Source: Miami Herald, Sept. 15, 2002.

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