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2018 UT-TPA State Press Contests Winners announced

Tennessee State Press Contests Winners announced at a ceremony in Franklin on Thursday, July 12. Seventy-three newspapers submited a total of 1,424 entries in this year's contest.

Master List      Excel file with captions and judges' comments    News Release

Link to photos of winners at the ceremony with Dr. David Golden, University of Tennessee


Ideas Contest Winners announced

TPA's 2018 Ideas Contest winners were announced Friday, July 13 at a luncehon in Franklin. Best of Show went to The Herald-News of Dayton for its "How to Cook a Turkey" special section. Twenty-seven newspapers entered the contest with a total of 634 entries.

List of 2018 Ideas Contest winners    

Best of Show First Runner Up: The Daily Times, Maryville for it's niche publication, "Horizon"

Best of Show Second Runner Up: The Leader, Covington, for its Best Special Section, "Children's Classic"


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Public notice ads available

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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, former 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.


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

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