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Save the dates for the TPA Summer Convention
July 21-22 in Franklin

Advertising/Circulation Conference • State Press Contests Awards • Ideas Contest Awards

Plan now to attend the TPA Summer Convention, July 21-22, at the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tenn. This event is for publishers, editors, contests entrants, advertising and circulation personnel. Awards in the Ideas Contest and State Press Contests will be presented, along with educational sessions and membership meetings.

State Press Awards

Awards for the Tennessee State Press Contests, sponsored by the University of Tennessee and TPA, will be presented on Thursday, July 21 at an evening banquet. Winning newspapers will be notified in mid-May. Sessions for editorial staff will also be offered on Friday.(NOTE: Winning newspapers will be notified of an award, but not placement, on May 25.)

Ideas Contest/Advertising & Circulation

The 2015 Advertising & Circulation Ideas Contest Awards will be presented at the breakfast on Friday, July 22, followed by sessions for advertising and circulation personnel throughout the day.

Advertising sessions will focus on sales training presented by Tim Smith, Tim Smith Consulting. continue reading the full article

Convention registration information will be available on May 20. Watch your mail, email, www.tnpress.com and The Tennessee Press for details.

The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs convention room rate is $134 plus tax, per night. The hotel offers complimentary parking and wireless internet. One may make hotel reservations by calling (800) 228-9280 or (615) 261-6100. The hotel reservation deadline is Friday, June 24.


Institute of Newspaper Technology to celebrate 20 years, Oct. 5-8
Limited number of scholarships available to TPA member newspapers

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.

INT 2016 Class schedule

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.

Institute Director Kevin Slimp has put together an ambitious schedule of classes that is the most comprehensive in the event’s history, with nearly double the number of instructors from last year’s Institute scheduled to appear. There will also be an added emphasis in sales training.

“We even had to turn down ‘big name’ instructors who offered to be with us,” Slimp says. “The Institute has gained a very positive reputation in the industry, and leading thinkers and trainers want to be a part of that.

“We have new labs. We added classes for early arrivers on Wednesday afternoon. There will be a huge 20th Celebration on Friday night. Folks who haven’t been with us for years have told us they’ll be returning to celebrate the 20th with us.” continue reading


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.


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

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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