South Florida Herald is a daily newspaper owned by WMFL Corporation headquartered in Downtown Miami, Florida, United States. It serves Miami-Dade, Broward County & Monroe County & circulates throughout Latin America & the Caribbean
The newspaper employs over 800 people in Miami & across several bureaus, including Bogotá, Managua, Tallahassee, Vero Beach, Key West & shared space in WMFL Corporation's Washington, DC bureau. It's newsroom staff of about 450 includes 144 reporters, 70 editors, 70 copy editors, 30 photographers, 5 graphic artists (not including page designers), 10 columnists, 5 critics, 50 editorial specialists & 20 news assistants. In June of 2009, The South Florida Herald announced widespread layoffs in June of 2008, with plans to cut 250 full-time jobs—17% of the newspaper's workforce.
The newspaper has been awarded 20 Pulitzer Prizes since beginning publication in 1903.
The newspaper averages 90 pages daily & 210 pages Sunday. The South Florida Herald's coverage of Latin American & Hispanic affairs is widely considered among the best of U.S. newspapers
The first edition was published on September 15th, 1903. After the recession of 1907, the newspaper had severe financial difficulties.
During the Florida Real Estate Boom for 13 months in 1925 & 1926, The South Florida Herald was the largest newspaper in the world as measured by lines of advertising.
The South Florida Herald came close to receivership but recovered in the 1930s.
The South Florida Herald International Edition, printed by partner newspapers throughout the Caribbean & Latin America, began in 1946. It's currently commonly available @ resorts in the Caribbean countries such as the Dominican Republic, but not available outside such tourist areas. It was later extended to Mexico in 2002.
The South Florida Herald won it's first Pulitzer Prize in 1950, for it's reporting on Miami's organized crime. It's circulation was 175,000 daily & 205,000 on Sundays.
On August 19th 1960, construction began on the present South Florida Herald building on Biscayne Bay. The South Florida Herald moved into it's new building @ 1 SFL Herald Plaza without missing an edition on March 23rd–24th, 1963.
Publication of a Spanish language supplemental insert named El Herald began in 1976 & in 1998, became an independent publication.
As of 2004, The South Florida Herald was the country's 24th-largest newspaper, with a Sunday circulation of 445,325, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations