Tallahassee news is based on both local and state sources. Previously, the city was a sleepy southern town where most residents lived within a mile of the capitol. However, since the Second World War, Tallahassee has grown substantially. The city now has the Florida State University and Florida A&M University, and it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Florida. Tallahassee also has a wide variety of news outlets.
The Tallahassee Democrat is the state's capital and county seat of Leon County. It is the only incorporated city in the county. It is also home to several colleges, including the Florida State University and Florida A&M University. In 2016, the newspaper received an "All-American City" award from the National Civic League. Although the city is known for its political and business activity, it also has a thriving art scene.
Tallahassee has two television stations, WTXL and WTWC. Both of these stations have high ratings, and the latter is the largest of the two. Both NBC and ABC affiliates are headquartered in Tallahassee. KTXL is a Fox affiliate in Tampa. WTXL and WTWC are licensed to serve the entire Florida Panhandle, but the two stations are not competitive.