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State Press Contests deadline is Feb. 16
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Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2018
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Notice: Robertson County Connection recommended for TPA membership
DATE: December 28, 2017
The TPA Membership Committee has voted to recommend for approval the Robertson County Connection to the Board for membership. In accordance with procedures, the Board of Directors hereby notifies the membership that if there are no objections from a TPA member newspaper within 30 days (by 9:00 a.m. EST on Monday, January 29, 2018) , the following will be placed on the January 31 Board of Directors agenda with a recommendation for approval.
In the event a member objects to membership by a publication based upon criteria outlined in the bylaws as qualifications of paper members an appeal to re-consider the application may be made, if notice of appeal is received within 30 days of the committee’s recommendation for membership. In such events the TPA member objecting must provide the reason for the objection and supporting documentation supporting their position that the applicant is not eligible for membership based on the bylaws. Objections should be addressed to TPA President Eric Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Membership Committee Chairman Keith Ponder (email@example.com).
TPA to host forum for 2018 gubernatorial candidates
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct 19, 2017) - The Tennessee Press Association will host a forum with the announced candidates for Governor of Tennessee at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The forum is part of the TPA’s annual Winter Convention held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2018.
The gubernatorial forum kicks off an intense cycle of election coverage by the 125 members of the state newspaper association, who are committed to helping educate readers about the candidates, races and issues, said Chris Vass, public editor of the Times Free Press in Chattanooga and vice president of the press association.
“Election years are always important ones for our newspapers, as readers want and need in-depth coverage of the many races and candidates they will see on their ballots,” Vass said. “The 2018 elections will be particularly important with Gov. Bill Haslam not eligible for re-election, the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, and the enhanced importance of mid-term Congressional elections.”
The College of Communication & Information at The University of Tennessee will live stream the forum through the TPA member newspaper websites so that readers throughout the state will be able to meet the candidates as their campaigns gear up for the primary elections on August 2, 2018.
The TPA has received commitments from Democrats Karl Dean, former Mayor of Nashville, and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D- Ripley, Tennessee House Minority Leader.
The TPA has received commitments from Republicans Mae Beavers, former state senator, Randy Boyd, former Commissioner of Economic and Community Development under Haslam, Rep. Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, Speaker of the House, and businessman Bill Lee. Republican candidates Rep. Diane Black, and Kay White had not confirmed as of October 18.
The TPA has welcomed co-sponsors to the event who are non-partisan and committed to voter education and participation. Initial co-sponsors are Nashville Public Library, The Beacon Center of Tennessee, The League of Women Voters of Tennessee and ThinkTennessee.
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Two inducted into Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame
The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame was established in 1966 as a joint project of the Tennessee Press Association and the University of Tennessee. The Hall of Fame honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to Tennessee newspaper journalism or, through Tennessee journalism, to newspaper journalism generally, or who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and region, or the state, through newspaper journalism. Since 1966, 57 individuals have been honored. about the Hall of Fame
Tennessee State Press Contests Winners 2017
link to photos of winners from the banquet (photo credit to: Donn Jones, Donn Jones Photography)
TPA Advertising & Circulation 2017 Ideas Contest Winners announced
The Tennessee Press Association Ideas Contest is an annual competition for advertising and circulation departments. The awards were presented during the TPA Summer Convention on Friday, July 21 in Franklin, Tennessee.
Public notice ads available
Ads promoting the value of public notice are available for all U.S. newspapers from the News Media Alliance. Visit their site to download the ads.
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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