Begin working on your 2019 State Press Contests entry now. The contest deadlines Feb. 22. Rules/entry information
Show off your best advertising and circulation ideas by entering the 2019 TPA Ideas Contest! Entry/rules brochure
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 email@example.com.
House ads available for TPA members. Download the ads
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.