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Baseball, barbecue and Beale—Get ready for Memphis convention
Can you hear the Blues on Beale? Can you smell the world famous Rendezvous barbecue? Can you taste the peanuts and popcorn at the ballpark? Can you feel the rhythm of the river? Not yet? Don’t worry, you will.
Get ready to experience these sensations and along with dynamic educational session and entertainment at the TPA Summer Convention, June 13-15, in Memphis.
PDF of convention details
Convention web page
TPA Ideas Contest 2013
Chattanooga Times Free Press wins Best of Show
TheChattanooga Times Free Press creative team poses with their 2013 Ideas Contest Awards, including the Jack Freeland Memorial Award Best of Show plaque. Front Row (L-R): Carla Peterson, Eric Taylor, Charlton Hillis, Alecia Miller, Steven Ratajczyk, Debbie Scalf and Michael Campassi Back Row: Randy Forester, Shannon York, creative services director, Chris Zelk, Kathy Payne, Gilbert Strode, Brian Williams and Chris Fox
PDF list of Ideas Contest 2013 Winners
Images of the Best of Show and First, Second Runner Up winners
Awards in the 2013 Tennessee Press Association Ideas Contest were presented on Friday, May 3, in conjunction with the Advertising/Circulation Conference in Nashville. The Chattanooga Times Free Press won the top prize, the Jack Freeland Memorial Award Best of Show, for its “Imagine Your Business in the Spotlight” publication on opportunities for businesses to partner with the newspaper on events. It was entered in the Best Marketing Materials category. Continue reading
TPA Public Notice Bill signed by Gov. Haslam
Photo by Jed DeKalb, Chief State Photographer
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Tennessee Press Association's Public Notice Bill at the signing ceremony, Tuesday, April 16 at the state capitol. On hand for the signing were (left to right) Greg Sherrill, TPA Executive Director; Elizabeth Kennedy Blackstone, Co-chair of TPA Government Affairs Committee; Eric Barnes, TPA Dist. 10 Director; Sen. Ken Yager, primary Senate sponsor of the bill; Jeffrey D. Fishman, TPA Immediate Past President; Michael B. Williams, TPA President; Victor Parkins, Chairman of TPA's Newspaper Definition Task Force; Rep. Ryan Haynes, primary House sponsor of the bill; Frank Gibson, TPA Public Policy Director and Joel Washburn, TPA Treasurer.
Photo by Jed DeKalb, Chief State Photographer
The full state House of Representatives approved our public notice bill by a vote of 94-1 on March 25. (HB 1001/SB 0461) Governor Haslam signed the bill on April 12. A ceremonial signing of the bill occurred on April 16.
THANK YOU to all publishers and editors for quickly reaching out to senators and representatives along the way. And thank you to TPA President Michael Williams, who has made numerous trips to Nashville to see this bill through both chambers of the General Assembly.
"Border War" Golf tournament Sept. 9, will benefit Tenn. and Ky. Newspaper Foundations
Tennessee Press Association Foundation is teaming up with the Kentucky Journalism Foundation for a benefit golf tournament on Monday, September 9 of this year. Approximately 40 players from each state will share in this border rivalry to help raise money for our respective newspaper foundations.
Slots are filling quickly, so please register now if you are interested in participating!
This inaugural tournament will take place at Fairvue Plantation Country Club in Gallatin, with subsequent yearly tournaments to alternate between the Bluegrass and Volunteer states. Tournament specifics in PDF format
Notice Week materials still relevant
Press Association set Public Notice Week for January 20-26, 2013. The kit includes editorials, cartoons and ads that may be used by member newspapers
to promote the importance of public notice. We encourage you to use the materials,
and to produce your own editorials throughout
Plan now for upcoming meetings, events
May 2-3 TPA Advertising/Circulation Conference, Nashville
May 17 TPA/SNPA Publishers' Summit, Knoxville
June 13-15 TPA Summer Convention, Memphis
July 19 State Press Contests Awards Luncheon, Nashville
Oct. 17-19 Institute of Newspaper Technology
TPA calendar of events
Ads for newspaper promotion campaign available
Every TPA member publisher should have received a CD with ads promoting the newspaper industry. This campaign is titled, “Tennessee Newspapers: Turning the Page on the Future.”
Please continue to run these ads as you have space available.
Download/view the promotional ads
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.
TPA Foundation capital campaign:
Do you believe in the future of newspapers?
The Tennessee Press Association Foundation (TPAF) Board of Trustees has embarked on a capital campaign that will help set the tone for the future of newspapers across our state.
A lofty goal to raise $1,000,000 over the next five years has been set, and TPAF leaders have already received pledges of more than $100,000 toward the goal.
“I Believe” is the theme of our campaign to generate funds to advance our newspapers through the years to come. By being a part of this effort, you are showing that you believe in the future of newspapers.
As newspaper editors, publishers and owners, we should not only lead the charge in letting the nation know that newspapers aren’t dying, but also put our money where our mouths are by showing our dedication to the industry we all love.
For more information about the “I Believe” campaign, visit our website at www.tpafoundation.org, or contact the TPA office at (865) 584-5761.
of Public Notice Ads reinforces the importance of printed notice
The following public notice ads were adapted by Chattanooga
Times Free Press from concept ads created by Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers
Association, and are available for all TPA members to use. All ads are
half page ads.
Link to ads
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