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2013 UT-TPA State Press Contests
Deadline: February 22, 2013
New for 2013, the UT-TPA State Press Contests entries must be made online. The entry window opens Jan. 14, 2013. The deadline is Feb. 22, 2013.
Entry Rules and information
Circulation Ideas Contest
DEADLINE: Feb. 22, 2013
Notice Week January 20-26, 2013
Press Association has set Public Notice Week for January 20-26, 2013. The kit includes editorials, cartoons and ads that may be used by member newspapers
to promote the importance of public notice. We encourage you to use the materials,
and to produce your own editorials, during the designated week and throughout
TPA welcomes new members
On Nov. 2, the TPA Board of Directors approved The Knoxville Journal, the Tennessee Transparency Project and Town News as TPA newest members. The Knoxville Journal brings TPA’s newspaper membership to a total of 123.
Details and contact information for these new members follow:
The Knoxville Journal
Day of Publication: Friday
Paid Circulation: 5,823
Publisher: Renée Wheeler
Editor: Pat Griffeth
Advertising Manager: Cathy Cole
Address: 1717 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 546-5353
Tennessee Transparency Project
Contact: Jim Zachary, Director
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (865) 789-7994
Address: 800-1 Locust Street, Rogersville, TN 37857
Tennessee Transparency Project is a grass roots citizens advocacy project promoting openness in local government, advocating for citizens who believe their rights of access have been denied, assisting journalists as they strive to serve as a public watchdog and providing important information for public officials regarding the ethics of government transparency.
Tennessee Transparency Project provides free editorials and editorial columns for use in newspapers.
The Project provides links to valuable information for citizens, journalists and public officials.
Carol Robert, Regional Sales Manager
3877A McDonald Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116
Office: (573) 837-1133 FAX: (888) 873-0793
Cell: (573) 382-1651
Town News is a software vendor providing newspapers with online, publishing and revenue solutions. Clients include 1,500 news websites, ranging from weeklies to dailies to specialty publications. The software includes editorial, classifieds, ad management, calendar, business directory, metering, e-editions, mobile and more.
Tennessee Press Service has new officers, Fishman is president
Jeffrey D. Fishman was elected president of the six-member Board of Directors of Tennessee Press Service, Inc. at its Nov. 8-9 meeting. Victor Parkins was elected to continue as vice president.
Fishman is publisher of The Tullahoma News. He is the Immediate Past President of TPA, a position he will hold until June 2013.
Parkins is editor of The Milan Mirror-Exchange. He is a past president of TPA.
Other TPS directors are: Ralph Baldwin Jr., Jones Media Inc; Pauline Sherrer, Crossville Chronicle; Jason P. Taylor, Chattanooga Times Free Press and Michael Williams, The Paris Post-Intelligencer, who was serving as president. Fishman's term as president began at the conclusion of the Nov. 8-9 meeting.
Plan now for upcoming meetings, events
Feb. 6-8 TPA Winter Convention & Press Institute
Jan. 20-26 TPA Public Notice Week
Feb. 6-8 TPA Winter Convention & Press Institute, Nashville
May 2-3 TPA Advertising/Circulation Conference, Nashville (tentative)
June 13-15 TPA Summer Convention, Memphis
July 12 State Press Contests Awards Luncheon, Nashville (tentative)
Oct. 17-19 Institute of Newspaper Technology
2013 Directory needs your update
TPA member newspapers and associate members are urged to update their contact information that will be published in the 2013 Tennessee Newspaper Directory. Update your listing today by using these online links: Newspaper Update Associate Member Update
Advertising in the directory is a good way for newspapers to get additional information in front of potential advertisers and for industry-affiliated companies. Contact David Wells, TPS advertising director, for more information. 2013 Advertising rates and order form
Ads for newspaper promotion campaign available
Every TPA member publisher should have received a CD with ads promoting the newspaper industry. This campaign is titled, “Tennessee Newspapers: Turning the Page on the Future.”
Please continue to run these ads as you have space available.
Download/view the promotional ads
If you need a disk with all of the ads or want the ads designed for a billboard, please contact the TPA office at (865) 584-5761.
TPA Foundation capital campaign:
Do you believe in the future of newspapers?
The Tennessee Press Association Foundation (TPAF) Board of Trustees has embarked on a capital campaign that will help set the tone for the future of newspapers across our state.
A lofty goal to raise $1,000,000 over the next five years has been set, and TPAF leaders have already received pledges of more than $100,000 toward the goal.
“I Believe” is the theme of our campaign to generate funds to advance our newspapers through the years to come. By being a part of this effort, you are showing that you believe in the future of newspapers.
As newspaper editors, publishers and owners, we should not only lead the charge in letting the nation know that newspapers aren’t dying, but also put our money where our mouths are by showing our dedication to the industry we all love.
For more information about the “I Believe” campaign, visit our website at www.tpafoundation.org, or contact the TPA office at (865) 584-5761.
of Public Notice Ads reinforces the importance of printed notice
The following public notice ads were adapted by Chattanooga
Times Free Press from concept ads created by Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers
Association, and are available for all TPA members to use. All ads are
half page ads.
Link to ads
a job opening?
your open positions and search for resumes in TPA's employment area
Only authorized personnel from member newspapers can post
jobs or review résumés.
First time users will need to register with a user name and password.
Once you complete your online registration, please contact Robyn Gentile,
member services manager, for access—(865) 584-5761, ext. 105 or
news items moved from this home page may be found at TPA
offers members a more
professional press card for only $5 each.
and order form