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Association Announce 2019 Newspaper Contest Winners
Newspaper publishers, editors, writers, and designers won top awards Thursday in the Tennessee Press Association's 2019 newspaper contest cosponsored by UT. Excel file with winners, captions, judges' comments and credits.
Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Johnson City Press, the Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville), the Hendersonville Standard, and the Gallatin News won the top general
excellence awards in their respective divisions at the association's lunch
ceremony, held in Chattanooga. Points are awarded for each entry, and general
excellence honors are based on the newspaper's total points in their division.
Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Tennessean (Nashville) each won 11
first-place awards. The Johnson City
Press received eight first-place awards and the Bristol Herald Courier received seven first-place awards.
the many stories from 2018 cited for excellent work, contest judges highlighted
the Tennessean’s coverage of the
Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tennessee.
part of the annual contest, newspapers winning first-place awards in the
categories of editorials, best single editorial, and public service received
$250 prizes from UT's Edward J. Meeman Foundation. The Gallatin News won three awards this year, one for each category.
has cosponsored the annual contest since 1940.
Meeman Foundation was established in 1968 at UT to fund the contest, provide
professional critiques of journalists' work, and support journalism students
judging is done with another state’s association. This year, the Texas Press
Association judged 1,406 entries from 72 of the Tennessee Press Association’s
129 member newspapers.
results of the contest are available here.
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“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, former 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.