Founded in 2004, Longboat Key News is dedicated to creating a fair, accurate and editorially-balanced publication, both in print and online. The entire operation of the company focuses on the needs of Longboat Key residents as readers and area advertisers desirous of Longboat Key’s affluent market. Our staff strives each day to be meticulous in design, intelligent in composition and exciting in content.
Longboat Key News is a community news organization with its editorial content focused on Longboat Key and the neighboring areas of St. Armands Key, Bird Key and Lido Key. In addition to covering all aspects of Longboat Key town government, several market segments are part of the editorial lineup. Longboat Key News regularly publishes business profiles of island entrepreneurs, reviews of island restaurants and interviews with Key players, as well as tracks and reports the latest in Longboat’s vibrant real estate market. Aside from business, the lives and activities of residents and visitors are featured both pictorially and editorially. A lively debate of issues and letters to the editor are always anticipated!
The delivery staff will distribute between 13,000 and 24,000 papers every Friday, with the highest circulation during the busy season from December through April. The minimum weekly distribution will be 15,000 papers. Distribution will be accomplished through bulk delivery to 135 news racks from Anna Maria Island to Downtown Bradenton and south to Sarasota County. The paper will be delivered to every available condominium, hotel and business on Longboat Key and Lido Key, as well as to single-family homes on Longboat Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and St. Armands wherever permitted by property owners.