Ideas (Ad & Circ) Contest deadline extended to Feb. 20

A system glitch caused issues for more than an hour on Friday afternoon. The deadline has been extended to Feb. 20.
Show off your best advertising and circulation ideas by entering the 2019 TPA Ideas Contest! Entry/rules brochure

Here are better instructions for accessing the system.  The ones in our rules brochure had an error so here is how you actually sign in.  People can call me all day with questions at (865) 584-5761, ext. 105.

• Please go to:   betterbnc.com

• Click on contestant login in the top middle of the screen

• Scroll down to 2019 Ideas Contest on the left and scroll down to your newspaper on the right

• Enter your password:  Ideas19

• The system will send a validation email to whatever email is listed with the account so be sure to check the account info and make any changes.  The validation email often goes to spam, so please check your spam folder if you don’t immediately receive the validation email.

Rules change for Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame, deadline for nominations is Oct. 31

The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame Administrative Committee voted on Oct. 16 to change one of the requirements for nominations.   Previously, a nominee must have been deceased for five years before a nomination could be made.  The new rule changes the requirement to two years.    Nomination form

Hall of Fame Website with list of the 57 inductees

Nomination materials may be submitted electronically by contacting TPA headquarters at (865) 584-5761, ext. 105 or rgentile@tnpress.com.

Members change TPA Constitution, Daniels appointed executive director

Members vote to change the TPA Constitution & Bylaws
Carol Daniels appointed as TPA’s executive director

Results of the membership vote on whether or not to remove Article VII, Section 6 of the TPA Constitution were presented to the Board of Directors on July 12. The membership voted to change the TPA Constitution and the following has been removed from the document.

Removed July 12, 2018—“Section 6. No employee may have when employed or acquire while employed any ownership of any media property or a company which owns any media property, including stock ownership. This provision shall also apply to the spouse or dependent children of any employee. 
“However any present employee or potential employee may continue to own or commence employment even if they hold interest as heretofore prohibited provided they present a plan of divestiture of such interest which is approved by the Board of Directors.”

The changes made it possible for the Board of Directors to appoint Carol Daniels as executive director of TPA. She had been serving as the functional equivalent through TPA’s contract with Tennessee Press Service, which allows TPS to provide operational oversight, management and government relations services for the Association.