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Directory information for TPA member newspapers may be found under "Newspapers Online" or by calling to order your copy of the Tennessee Newspaper Directory today. ($40 cover price waived for members and clients.) ORDER ONLINE

2015 Directory needs your update
TPA member newspapers and associate members are urged to update their contact information that will be published in the 2015 Tennessee Newspaper Directory. Forms were mailed Sept. 12. One can also update the listing by submitting information online. Update your listing today by using these online links:

Newspaper Update    Associate Member Update

Advertising in the directory is a good way for newspapers to get additional information in front of potential advertisers and for industry-affiliated companies, it is a good way to let TPA members know more about your products and services. Contact David Wells, TPS advertising director, for more information. 2015 Advertising rates and order form


Statement of Ownership publication required in October
All periodicals, including newspapers, must file their Statements of Ownership with the U.S. Postal Service by Oct. 1. The statements must also be published in the newspaper. Dailies must publish it by Oct. 10 and non-dailies by Oct. 31. The two-page form is called P.S. Form 3526-R Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation.

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame seeks nominations
Deadline: Oct. 31

The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to Tennessee newspaper journalism or who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and region, or the state, through newspaper journalism.

Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 31, 2014, to be considered for induction in 2015. Fifty-five honorees have been inducted since the Hall of Fame was established in 1966 as a joint project of TPA and the University of Tennessee. All inductions are made posthumously. Nomination form

Information about the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame, biographical sketches of the honorees can be found at http://jem.cci.utk.edu/tn-newspaper-hall-fame

All nominees must be deceased five or more years prior to the nomination. A selection committee of five TPA past presidents will review nominations and announce whether an induction ceremony will be held in 2015. 

Plans are underway to extensively renovate the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame gallery in the Communications Building of the University of Tennessee. View the renderings

The newly renovated interactive Hall of Fame will be capable of including photos, videos and other historical material on each of the inductees. We encourage those submitting nominations to consider including as much material about the nominee as possible. Materials may be submitted electronically by contacting TPA headquarters.


Joel Washburn is new president of Tennessee Press Association 

Joel Washburn, managing editor of The McKenzie Banner, is the newly elected president of the Tennessee Press Association. He was elected by the Board of Directors on September 12 to fill the unexpired term of Jason Taylor, who vacated the position when he assumed the position of president and publisher of the Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger and regional president of the U.S. Community Publishing Group.

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Washburn has served in various positions with TPA boards, including director of TPA, treasurer, and vice president of non-dailies. He also serves on the Tennessee Press Association Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is chairman of the Winter Convention and Press Institute, a position assigned to the vice-president.

Washburn is a native of McKenzie, Tennessee. He is general business manager for his family’s two community newspapers, The McKenzie Banner and Dresden Enterprise. Continue reading


2014 UT-TPA State Press Contests Awards presented July 11

First place winners in the 2014 UT-TPA State Press Contests. Photo by Donn Jones, Donn Jones Photography

Master List of Winners by Category 2014
Excel File with list of winners, captions and contributors 2014
Press Release 2014                      Slideshow of First Place Winners slideshow
Lists of winners in previous years

Photos from July 11 individual first place winners with Dr. Tonjanita Johnson

UT, Tennessee Press Association Announce 2014 Newspaper Contest Winners

NASHVILLE—Newspaper writers, editors, designers and publishers won top awards today in the Tennessee Press Association's 2014 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Jackson Sun, Elizabethton Star, the LaFollette Press and the Erwin Record won the top general excellence awards at the association's luncheon ceremonies held in Nashville. General excellence honors are based on total points accumulated for awards in five circulation categories. continue reading


Newspapers must comply with Public Notice Law
Notices must be posted on newspaper's website AND www.tnpublicnotice.com

 Details at tnpress.com/publicnoticelaw.html


bjButch Jones named TPA's 2013
Headliner of the Year

NASHVILLE – UT Head Football Coach “Butch” Jones has been named the 2013 Tennessee Headliner of the Year in an inaugural award by the Tennessee Press Association (TPA) presented February 6 in Nashville.

The Tennessee Headliner of the Year Award recognizes a person (or group) who has brought the most positive headlines to the State of Tennessee over the course of the year.

Publishers and editors from across the state nominated those who they believed had contributed the most toward positive headlines. continue reading/full release and photos

Photo credit: Joel Washburn, The McKenzie Banner



Ads for newspaper promotion campaign available
Every TPA member publisher should have received a CD with ads promoting the newspaper industry. This campaign is titled, “Tennessee Newspapers: Turning the Page on the Future.”

Please continue to run these ads as you have space available.

Download/view the promotional ads

If you need a disk with all of the ads or want the ads designed for a billboard, please contact the TPA office at (865) 584-5761.



Series of Public Notice Ads reinforces the importance of printed notice
The following public notice ads were adapted by Chattanooga Times Free Press from concept ads created by Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association, and are available for all TPA members to use. All ads are half page ads.
Link to ads




Have a job opening?
Post your open positions and search for resumes in TPA's employment area at http://www.tnpress.com/employment.html.
Only authorized personnel from member newspapers can post jobs or review résumés. First time users will need to register with a user name and password. Once you complete your online registration, please contact Robyn Gentile, member services manager, for access—(865) 584-5761, ext. 105 or via e-mail.



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