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Workspace: James F. Bailey Jr., publisher, Financial News & Daily Record

  • The Financial News & Daily Record has been printed for more than 26,000 weekdays without interruption, and for the past 38 years James F. Bailey Jr. has been publisher. Bailey is the third-generation owner of the paper, part of Bailey Publishing, that is celebrating its 100th year this week and he has played an active community role Downtown and beyond.
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  • Jim Bailey has been publisher of the Financial News & Daily Record and owner of Bailey Publishing for the past 38 years, overseeing the company in its third generation of family ownership.
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  • The 10 N. Newnan St. building that houses much of Bailey Publishing, including the Financial News & Daily Record, was once a Goodwill Industries location.
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  • The 10 N. Newnan St. building that houses much of Bailey Publishing, including the Financial News & Daily Record, was once a Goodwill Industries location.
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  • A mainstay on his office wall, Bailey caught this sailfish off the coast of Vilano Beach more than 20 years ago.
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  • One of the shelves in Bailey’s office has collection of books, old cameras and even an early cell phone.
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  • Bailey Publishing prints more than the Financial News & Daily Record. It also has a real estate publication and does commercial printing and copy services. That includes books like “Iowa Girl, The President Wears a Skirt” that profiles Frances Bartlett Kinne and her many firsts, and a book on the life of Judge Tyrie A. Boyer.
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  • A bobblehead in Bailey’s likeness was a present from employees last year for the holidays.
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  • An original Red Skelton, the comic who in his later years turned to art.
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  • Once a staple of the newsroom, typewriters have been replaced by computers. Bailey said the last time the company used a typewriter like this Royal model was the early 1970s.
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  • A bull scrotum, one of several “odd” gifts from his father-in-law that he says has been a part of an ongoing gift exchange. The exchange is an expression of each other’s mentality toward each other through the year. Other gifts have included a silver, stuffed swamp rat and a bull tooth tree ornament.
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by David Chapman, Staff Writer

James F. Bailey Jr. is a newspaper guy, but not just the publisher of a family-owned, century-old publication.

The longtime owner and publisher of the Financial News & Daily Record, part of Bailey Publishing, became rooted the business 38 years ago when he took over the operations from his father James F. Bailey, who assumed the business after the death of his father-in-law, John Hall McManus.

First printed in 1912, the newspaper published consecutively more than 26,000 weekday editions and celebrates its 100th anniversary today, which City Council on Tuesday named "Financial News & Daily Record Day" in Jacksonville.

The company has about 30 employees and has its operations Downtown at the corner of Newnan and East Bay streets along with a Westside production facility.

Bailey has been married to his wife, Donna, for more than 20 years and has six daughters and two grandchildren.

Though entrenched in the business, Bailey has devoted much time to causes and efforts outside the media and printing industries.

He's served on several City and community boards, including the City Office of Economic Development Downtown Development Review Board, Jacksonville Waterways Commission, Downtown Vision Inc., Rotary Club of Jacksonville, the Florida Theatre and Episcopal High School, among others.

His latest appointment is to the nine-member Downtown Investment Authority, a City board dedicated to oversee and guide Downtown economic development and growth. The board was established this year to facilitate continued growth over the long term, instead of being dictated by mayoral and City Council terms every few years.

dchapman@baileypub.com

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