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Tennessee Press Association
February 4-6, 2015
TPA restores 50-Year Club honors
The Tennessee Press Association Board of Directors has restored the 50-Year Club and is seeking its first honorees since the program was stopped in the 1970s.
On Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, during the Winter Convention, up to 12 industry associates, with 50 or more years of service will be inducted into the club during an evening banquet.
During its October meeting, the TPA Board approved the idea presented to them by the Press Institute & Winter Convention Committee. The nominee must still be active in the industry and have 50 years or more of service, regardless of the position held within the company. Self-nominations are encouraged.
TPA is seeking nominations for the class of 2015 honorees. The nomination form is available online at www.tnpress.com/forms/50YearClubNomination.pdf. The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, Dec. 31.
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.
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
Photos from July 11 individual first place winners with Dr. Tonjanita Johnson
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
Details at tnpress.com/publicnoticelaw.html
Butch Jones named TPA's 2013
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
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