Directory information for TPA member newspapers may be found under "Newspapers Online" or by calling to order your copy of the Tennessee Newspaper Directory today. ($45 cover price waived for members and clients.) ORDER ONLINE
Ghostly Places in Tennessee: A Collection of Chilling Stories About Haunted Places is now on sale at Amazon.com and at member newspapers throughout the state.
The book is filled with 26 stories, straight out of the pages of Tennessee newspapers, about haunted places throughout the state.
You can help in several ways:
2. Run a house ad in your newspaper. Several versions (2 and 3 column ads, CMYK and B&W)
3. Order copies of the book to sell by your newspaper. Order 10 or more copies at $8.00 each (including shipping) and resell them at the $15.95 cover price. We'll just bill you for the books you order.
To order copies of the book to resell (minimum quantity 10), please contact Kevin Slimp and we'll have some shipped to you. Just let us know how many you would like and send your street address for shipping. It takes approximately two weeks from the time we receive your order.
This is a good way to help our organization, and maybe make a little profit at the same time. Feel free to send Kevin a message with any questions. Whichever way you decide to help us get the word out, thank you.
TPA Board of Directors Meeting set for Nov. 9
2017-18 Committee Chairs named
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.
Two inducted into Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame
Bob Parkins became the 56th honoree and Bryant Williams the 57th.
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.
2017 Best of Show winner:
Daniels assumes new role as TPS executive vice president
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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