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2016 State Press Contests Awards presented July 21
Representing winning newspapers at the 2016 State Press Contests Awards Banquet, July 21 in Franklin, Tenn. Photo by Donn Jones, Donn Jones Photography
UT, Tennessee Press Association Announce 2016 Newspaper Contest Winners
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Newspaper writers, editors, designers and publishers won top awards in the Tennessee Press Association's 2016 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Jackson Sun, the Lebanon Democrat, the Standard Banner (Jefferson City) and the Portland Leader won the top general excellence awards at the association's dinner ceremony, held in Franklin. General excellence honors are based on total points accumulated for awards in five circulation categories.
This marks the seventh year in a row that the Jackson Sun has won the general excellence award and the third year in a row that the Chattanooga Times Free Press has won the award in its category.
The Meeman Foundation was established in 1968 at UT to fund the contests, provide professional critiques of journalists' work, and support journalism students and faculty.
The Mississippi Press Association judged a total of 1,360 entries from 73 of the association's 122 member newspapers. UT has co-sponsored the annual contest since 1940.
Ideas Contest 2016 Winners
The Tennessee Press Association Ideas Contest is an annual competition for advertising and circulation departments. The awards are presented during the TPA Summer Convention.
2016 Best of Show winner—Chattanooga Times Free Press for "Our 5 Brave Heroes"
Institute of Newspaper Technology to celebrate 20 years, Oct. 5-8
Thanks to a generous donation from TPA Foundation, TPA members are eligible for a $450 scholarship to reduce their registration fee from $595 to $145 per person. A limited number are available. To receive the scholarship, TPA members should register at: newspaperinstitute.com/tpa.html.
The 20th annual Institute of Newspaper Technology, also known in abbreviated form as INT OS 20.16, has been scheduled for Oct. 5-8 in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information.
Keys to Open Government Guide available
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.
Newspapers must comply with Public Notice Law
Details at tnpress.com/publicnoticelaw.html
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