The Miami Times
Owner(s)Garth Basil Reeves, III.
Founder(s)Henry Ethelbert Sigismund Reeves
LanguageEnglish
Relaunched1923; 99 years ago (1923)
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
CountryUnited States
Websitemiamitimesonline.com

The Miami Times is South Florida's African-American newspaper. The paper was established in 1923 [1][2] by a Bahamian immigrant, Henry E. Sigismund Reeves.

Sigismund Reeves founded the weekly paper, which he printed on a small hand press in his home.

His son, Garth succeeded him as editor and publisher in 1970, and passed the mantle to his daughter and Sigismund's grandaughter, Rachel Janie Reeves[3] in 1994. The current publisher is Rachel's son, and Sigismund's great-grandson, Garth Basil Reeves III.

After becoming publisher in 1994, Rachel instituted changes to the paper's format, a business decision that enabled it to compete with other local papers like the Miami Herald. She also raised the pay of her staff to attract talent. The change from a tabloid to broadsheet is credited with keeping loyal readers and gaining new ones.

References

  1. ^ Fleuranvil, Fabiola. "Miami Times". Miami and the Beaches. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Origin of the Miami Times", by Garth C. Reeves, Sr. as told to Dorothy Jenkins Fields. Florida Historical Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 5 (June 1978).
  3. ^ Cohen, Howard, "Rachel Reeves, The Miami Times publisher who built on the family dynasty, dies at 69", Miami Herald, September 13, 2019 .