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USPS Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation deadline Oct. 1
National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10
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
2015 TPA Ideas Contest Awards presented July 17
Representatives of winning newspapers at the 2015 TPA Ideas Contest Awards Breakfast, July 17 in Knoxville.
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.
Dolly Parton named TPA's 2014
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.
Newspapers must comply with Public Notice Law
Details at tnpress.com/publicnoticelaw.html
Ads for newspaper promotion campaign available
Please continue to run these ads as you have space available.
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.
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