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TPA Foundation

Tennessee Press Association Foundation

The Tennessee Press Association Foundation was established in 1976.

Vision Statement

Promote optimal quality in Tennessee Press Association member newspapers by making educational opportunities available to all newspaper personnel and students, in related fields, in a socially, ethically, and financially responsible manner.

Mission Statement

Raise and disburse funds to enable the Tennessee Press Association Foundation to be valued, and recognized nationally, as a statewide provider of quality educational opportunities for the benefit of Tennessee Press Association member newspapers by:

• Anticipating and meeting educational needs in the fields of journalism, first amendment issues, advertising, business, and technology;

• Developing and promoting awareness of Tennessee Press Association member newspapers to the general reading public;

• Promoting a work environment at Tennessee Press Association member newspapers conducive to producing high quality, nationally recognized, community newspapers and related products for our readers and advertising customers; and

• Providing appropriate recognition of those Tennessee newspaper professionals who are selected for inclusion in the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Bylaws PDF file

Grant Request Form PDF file

Make a donation to the Foundation PDF file

Newspaper in Education (NIE) funding form PDF file

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame

Tennessee Press Association Foundation Board of Trustees
July 2023-June 2024

VICTOR PARKINS, President The Mirror-Exchange, Milan

R. MICHAEL FISHMAN, Vice President Citizen Tribune, Morristown

REBECCA MCLESKEY, Interim Secretary-Treasurer Knoxville

RICHARD L. HOLLOW, General Counsel Hollow & Hollow, Knoxville

BOB ATKINS Hendersonville

ERIC BARNES The Daily News, Memphis




R. JACK FISHMAN Citizen Tribune, Morristown

WILLIAM R. (RON) FRYAR Cannon Courier, Woodbury

DALE GENTRY The Standard Banner, Jefferson City

DOUG HORNE Republic Newspapers, Knoxville

GREGG K. JONES Greeneville

JOHN M. JONES, JR. Greeneville


DANIEL RICHARDSON Magic Valley Publishing, Huntingdon

CHRIS VASS Chattanooga Times Free Press

MICHAEL WILLIAMS The Paris Post-Intelligencer



last updated 9/29/2023