83 Degrees Media is a popular online magazine and free weekly e-newsletter with a global reach. We produce feature stories, development news, innovation news, and job news about the Tampa Bay Area of Florida, including the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Our reporting looks through a solutions journalism lens at what's new and what's next in talent, innovation, diversity, and environment as drivers of the local economy. We focus on equity issues, emerging neighborhoods, community building, placemaking, entrepreneurship, tech, academics, creatives, arts, and growing companies adding jobs.
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Publisher & Managing Editor: Diane Egner is an award-winning journalist with more than four decades of experience reporting and writing about the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. She is a member of Leadership Florida and the Athena Society and serves on the boards of The Institute for Research in Art (Graphicstudio, the Contemporary Art Museum, and USF’s Public Art Program) Community Advisory Council and Tiger Bay Club of Tampa.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism, she won the top statewide award for editorial writing from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors while at The Tampa Tribune and received special recognition by the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists for creative work as Content Director at WUSF Public Media. Past accomplishments and community service include leadership positions with USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP), Alpha House of Tampa Bay, Awesome Tampa Bay, Florida Kinship Center, AIA Tampa Bay, Powerstories, Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
She lives in South Tampa, travels whenever possible to cities around the U.S. and the world with laptop in tow, and often can be found editing stories at local coffee shops and cafes. Photo by Leslie Joy Ickowitz.
Photographer: Amber Sigman is a photojournalist with over 16 years of experience covering both small-town and international stories; from a Florida woman visiting her native Cuba, to sacred spots in Thailand, and underwater adventures in Florida’s springs.
Her client list includes; The Courier-Journal, The Indianapolis Star, Microsoft, NBC, Southern Poverty Law Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, and USA Today. Amber also taught photojournalism to teenagers with the theme “The World is Your Classroom” in Southeast Asia honoring both her love for education and global diversity. She earned her degree in photojournalism and cultural anthropology from Western Kentucky University.
When she isn’t taking pictures locally, she can sometimes be found globetrotting, volunteering with animals in-need, or exploring fun sites in the city.
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