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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

USPS Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation deadline Oct. 1
Please help us find your Statement of Ownership when it is published. Please send us a tearsheet or fill out this online form to let us know which edition to search.


National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10
Logo, editorials, cartoons available to newspapers

“Power of the Press” is the theme of the 2015 National Newspaper Week (NNW), which is set for Oct. 4-10. This marks the 75th year of the Week, which observes the importance of newspapers to communities large and small. The preparation of the kit is prepabed by Newspaper Association Managers. TPA sponsors the kit for all members to use. It is available for download at http://www.nationalnewspaperweek.com

PLEASE PROMOTE National Newspaper Week by downloading these materials and devoting as many column inches as possible to reinforce the importance of newspapers to the communities and cities we serve. PLEASE ALSO EDITORIALIZE LOCALLY about how your newspaper is relevant to your community. This can be about your government watchdog role, coverage of community events, providing timely public notices, etc.



2015 UT-TPA State Press Contests Awards presented July 16 in Knoxville

Representing winning newspapers at the 2015 State Press Contests Awards Banquet, July 16 in Knoxville. Photo by Nick Myers, University of Tennessee

Photos from July 17 individual first place winners with Dr. Tonjanita Johnson

Master List of Winners by Category 2015
Excel File with list of winners, judges' comments, captions and contributors 2015
Press Release 2015                         
 Lists of winners in previous years


2015 TPA Ideas Contest Awards presented July 17
Best of Show goes to The Lebanon Democrat

Representatives of winning newspapers at the 2015 TPA Ideas Contest Awards Breakfast, July 17 in Knoxville.

Excel File with list of Ideas Contest winners, captions and contributors 2015


Keys to Open Government Guide available

Keys to Open Government

Keys to Open Government” a long-awaited 52-page guide to Tennessee’s open records and open meetings laws, was released in February 2015. (Download a copy of the PDF)

Written by Frank Gibson, TPA Public Policy Director, and edited by colleague Deborah Fisher at the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, “Keys” is a guide we hope will help journalists and citizens use “the law.” The guide was made possible with a grant from the Tennessee Press Association Foundation.



Dolly Parton named TPA's 2014
Headliner of the Year

NASHVILLE – Singer/Songwriter Dolly Parton has been named the 2014 Tennessee Headliner of the Year. The second annual award was presented by the Tennessee Press Association (TPA) February 6 in Nashville.

Link to the video of Dolly Parton's acceptance of the 2014 TPA Headliner of the Year Award

The Tennessee Headliner of the Year award recognizes the person or group that has generated the most positive press within the state over the course of the past year.

Publishers and editors of TPA member newspapers were encouraged to submit nominations for people who drove lots of positive press in 2014, and the Board of Directors made the final selection from among those nominations and announced the recipient in December.

The 2014 recipient is certainly one of the most widely recognized daughters of Tennessee. She is instantly recognized around the globe for her amazing talent, impressive rise to fame from her East Tennessee mountain beginnings, and of course her ongoing philanthropy. She pioneered a program right here in the Volunteer State that places a book in the homes of children beginning right at birth, and carries through each month until the time the child enters school -- all at no cost to the families that participate. This wonderful introduction to reading and the printed word has expanded throughout the country and beyond, and Newspapers were thrilled to help drive new parents to sign up for the program in 2004 when it was still just a pilot project.

News about her signature program, dubbed The Imagination Library, is one of the main reasons that this year's recipient of the Tennessee Headliner of the Year Award garnered so many positive headlines across our state.

Jeff Conyers, executive director of the Dollywood Foundation, accepted the award on her behalf. Parton provided a video-recorded acceptance.


TPA 50-Year Club nomination form

The Tennessee Press Association Board of Directors has restored the 50-Year Club.
T he nomination form is available online at www.tnpress.com/forms/50YearClubNomination.pdf. Submit a nomination at any time.


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

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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TPA is a primary media sponsor of the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation Imagination Library project.