The South Florida Sun Sentinel, owned by the Tribune Company, is the main daily newspaper of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., and all of Broward County. Its main competitor in this area is The Miami Herald, out of neighboring Miami-Dade County to the south.
For many years, it exclusively targeted Broward County. However, it expanded its coverage to all of south Florida (including the Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach areas) in the late 1990s. In the latter area The Palm Beach Post is the main rival of the Sun-Sentinel.
The Sun Sentinel publishes various websites including Sun-Sentinel.com, SouthFlorida.com, SFParenting.com and CityLinkOnline.com. The Sun Sentinel is the result of a newspaper merger from the 1950s, combining the Pompano Beach Sun with the Fort Lauderdale Sentinel to form the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. It merged with the Fort Lauderdale News in 1982, and for a time was known as the Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel. The paper changed its name to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in the 1990s.