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					          Vol. 69                                                                                   DECEMBER 2005                                                                                        No. 6

                                                                                                                                        Times Free Press ties
                                                                                                                                        in Be Kind to Editors
                                                                                                                                       Contest; team aids Race
                                                                                                                                          BY ELENORA E. EDWARDS                   Chris and participated in the Sept. 25
                                                                                                                                                Managing editor                   Race for the Cure in Chattanooga and
                                                                                                                                                                                  raised $400 to be contributed to the Su-
                                                                                                                                        It was a tie when judging of The Ten-     san Komen Foundation in Vass’ name.
                                                                                                                                      nessee Press’s Third Annual Be Kind to      Vass participated in the Race herself.
                                                                                                                                      Editors Contest took place. One of the         Dorie Turner, a metro reporter,
                                                                                                                                      winners was the Chattanooga Times           submitted the Times Free Press’ entry.
                                                                                                                                      Free Press, where co-workers of Chris       “Chris is a vibrant, energetic person,
                                                                                                                                      Vass, weekend editor, rallied behind her    something that hasn’t changed even
                                                                                                                                      in a personal battle.                       in the face of breast cancer,” Turner
                                                                                                                                        Chris, 46, was diagnosed several          said.
                                                                                                                                      weeks ago with breast cancer and un-          The winner announced earlier was
                                                                                                                                      derwent a double mastectomy. Still, she     The Jackson Sun, which honored 13 edi-
                                                                                                                                      has worked full time at the newspaper       tors with notes of appreciation and an
                                                                                                                                      in addition to her roles as wife of John    “Our Editors Top It Off ” celebration.
                                                                                                                                      Vass and mother of Jay, 11. John, by the      The Tennessee Press managing edi-
                                                                                                                                      way, is business editor of the Times        tor and the member services manager,
                                                                                                                                      Free Press.                                 Robyn Gentile, will arrange treats for
                                                                                                                                        Chris’ coworkers—reporters, editors       both newspapers in coming weeks.
                                                                                                                                      and photographers—became Team

                                CHAD SCHAIVE | CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
                                                                                                                                      TPA members vote down proposal
(Above) Team Chris, coworkers of Chris Vass, weekend editor of
the Chattanooga Times Free Press, participated in the Race for                                                                          on new membership category
the Cure in her honor.The team was made up of reporters, editors
and photographers at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. From                                                                             Members of Tennessee Press Asso-            Ballots returned by deadline: 86
left are, back row, Bob Gary, Michael Davis, Christina Cooke,                                                                         ciation (TPA) have nixed a proposal to        Ballots for the proposal: 39
Dorie Turner, Angie Herrington, Beverly Carroll, Ian Berry, Emily                                                                     admit free-circulation publications to        Ballots against the proposal: 47
Berry and Katrina Gonzales; front row, Angela Lewis, Megan                                                                            associate membership.                         Voting took place during July and
Setlich, Stacey Wysong and Judy Walton. Participating but not                                                                           Don McFarland of McFarland &              August, with ballots being submitted to
pictured were Trevor Higgins and John Vass. (Right) Chris herself                                                                     Gann, a Jefferson City accounting firm,      and tabulated by the accounting firm.
and her son, Jay, were in the Race.                                                                                                   announced the results of a full-member-       This was the first full-membership
                                                                                                                                      ship vote Nov. 12 at a meeting of the TPA   vote taken by TPA, and it was made
                                                                                                                                      Board of Directors in Knoxville.            possible by amendment, in February,
  See Page 3 for info about holiday help                                                                                                McFarland presented the following         of the constitution and bylaws. The
  drives by Tennessee newspapers.                                                                                                     report:                                     proposal to take the vote was approved
                                                                                                                                        Number of ballots mailed to news-         June 23 at the TPA Summer Convention
                                                                                        ANGELA LEWIS | CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
                                                                                                                                      papers: 129                                 in Kingsport.

   Plans for Press Institute and Winter Convention taking shape
        BY ROBYN GENTILE                    of The Covington Leader and chairman         February.” he said.                          legislative leaders who will outline
       Member services manager              of the 2006 Press Institute and Winter         Albrecht and members of the commit-        their agendas for the upcoming ses-                       DETAILS
                                            Convention Committee,” pointed out.          tee have finalized most of the conven-        sion. Invited participants include Gov.
  Feb. 8-10, 2006—                          “Not only is it a perfect opportunity to     tion details, and this is what is being      Phil Bredesen, House Speaker Jimmy           What: 2006 TPA Press Institute and
mark these dates                            see colleagues from around the state,        offered for you and your staff.              Naifeh, Lt. Gov. John Wilder, Sen. Ron              Winter Convention
on your calendar                            but it will certainly be one of our best         Legislative planning session             Ramsey and other top leaders. Those          When: Wednesday-Friday,Feb. 8-10
and make a commit-                          group training sessions of the year            Publishers, editors, state editors         attending this session also will get to      Where: Sheraton Nashville
ment to participate                         as well. We will have many exciting          and government and political reporters       hear from candidates seeking the U.                 Downtown
in the 2006 Press                           training options during the 2006 Friday      should plan to attend the first-ever Ten-     S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen.         Deadline: Friday, Jan. 13
Institute and Win-                          Drive-In Training event, and we will         nessee Legislative Planning Session          Bill Frist.
ter Convention.                             have a large number of legislators on        sponsored by The Associated Press              “The Senate forum will be the first
  Why? “The Press                           hand for our very important annual           and the Tennessee Press Association on       time all the candidates will have the       bureau chief, Brentwood, a member of
Institute and Win-         Albrecht         Legislative Reception.                       Thursday, Feb. 9. The event will focus       opportunity to gather in one location to    the committee, noted.
ter Convention has                            “If you’re looking for a large bang for    on issues before the 2006 General As-        outline their positions and answer ques-       Revamped Drive-In Training
long been our organization’sbest meet-      your buck, this is the meeting to attend.    sembly and the 2006 U.S. Senate race.        tions about the most pressing issues of
ing of the year,” Jay Albrecht, publisher   I hope to see everyone in Nashville this     The legislative session will include key     the day,” Adam Yeomans, AP Tennessee             SEE CONVENTION, PAGE 3

                 PRESIDENT’S COLUMN 4-5              CONTESTS                       3     NIE CURRENTS                    6    SLIMP                         14                                    Phone: (865) 584-5761
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                                                               TPA fall business meetings
                                                                              PHOTOS BY ELENORA E. EDWARDS | TPS, EXCEPT AS NOTED

John Reed, left, and Frank Gibson                                                                                                                                  Steve Lake presiding

                                                                     The board meeting Nov. 12 in Knoxville

                                                                                                                                                                             Don McFarland

Bill Williams, Pauline Sherrer and Mike Fishman review
newspapers applying for TPA membership.

                                                                     TPAF President W.R. (Ron) Fryar, left, presents a $10,000 check to TPA
                                                                     President Steve Lake for funding of the 2006 Legal Hotline.

                                                                                                                                                                         Lu Shep Baldwin
Henry Stokes

                                                                               STEVE LAKE | PULASKI CITIZEN
                                  At luncheon, from left, Greg Sherrill, Robyn Gentile, John Clark,
                                  Gregory Reed, Dorothy Bowles and Charles Primm. Reed is interim
                                  dean of the UT College of Communication and Information. The
                                  group, including TPA President Steve Lake, met Nov. 10 to review                                  STEVE LAKE | PULASKI CITIZEN
                                                                                                                                                                   Kevin Slimp, Joe Albrecht, Ron Fryar
R. Jack Fishman                   the relationship between UT and TPA.                                        Mike Williams, Pauline Sherrer, Rick Hollow

       UT-Memphis game
                     PHOTOS BY ROBYN GENTILE | TPA

                                                                                                                                        Pride of the

From left, John Lyon, Pauline Sherrer, Annette Hurd and Joe Hurd;                                                                       Michael Williams, Ann Williams, Bill Williams, Mike Alford,
foreground, Amanda Hill Bond and Chris Bond                         Emily Boswell, Victor Parkins and Jordan Parkins                    Patrick Alford
DECEMBER 2005                                                                             The Tennessee Press                                                                                                            3

                                                                                          Papers help communities with holidays help drives
                                                                                                     Johnson City Press               corporation, and donations are tax                   Bristol Herald Courier
                                                                                                        Christmas Box                 deductible.                                            Santa Pal Program
                                                                                            Now in its 25th                             (Submitted by John Molley, editor,                    BY DAVID McGEE
                                                                                          consecutive holi-                           Johnson City Press)                                      Herald Courier staff
                                                                                          day season, the                                    Cleveland Daily Banner                 The Santa Pal program, celebrating
                                                                                          Johnson City                                  Rodgers Christmas Basket Fund             its 80th year of helping needy children,
                                                                                          Press Christmas                               Last year, 980 families in the Cleve-     kicked off its fund-raising efforts
                                                                                          Box this year will                          land-Bradley County area were given         Nov. 13.
                                                                                          distribute food                             food baskets from the William Hall            Established by a former Bristol Her-
                                                                                          boxes, including                            Rodgers Christmas Basket Fund, which        ald Courier editor,
                                                                                          turkeys, hams, all the fixings for a         is promoted each year by the Cleveland      Santa Pal allows
                                                                                          Christmas feast and enough extras           Daily Banner.                               people to “adopt”
                                                                                          for several additional meals, to 1,275        A record total of $22,000 was given for   a child and pro-
                                                                                          low-income households in the Johnson        the annual basket fund drive in 2004.       vide him or her
                                                                                          City area.                                    For many in Cleveland, a Christmas        toys and clothing
                                                                                            In addition, the Christmas Box will       basket from the William Hall Rodgers        for Christmas.
                                                                                          provide 1,625 hams for needy families       Basket drive may be all they can look         It’s a registered nonprofit agency, and
                                                                                          served by three neighboring holiday         forward to receiving for Christmas.         the newspaper remains its primary
                                                                                          food distributions conducted in the         Members of the Cleveland-Bradley            sponsor.
                                                           THE PARIS POST-INTELLIGENCER   newspaper’s circulation area.               County community, however, have a             Cash donations go into a fund to help
The advertising staff ofThe Paris Post-Intelligencer participates each year                 Funded entirely by the donations of       reputation of caring and giving and         children who don’t get adopted, or they
in the Small Business Expo hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. This                        its readers, the Johnson City Christmas     this has been demonstrated through the      go into a companion Christmas Basket
year the theme was “Small Business, It’s no Mystery in Henry County.      ”               Box is conducted through a long-stand-      years, so no one will go lacking.           Fund, which provides food to needy
The staff decided on a Scooby Doo theme and adopted a slogan, “It’s no                    ing partnership with the local Salvation      Volunteers from First Baptist Church      families during the holidays….
mystery. All the Clues Are in the News. Read the daily P-I. The staff fixed                Army’s annual holiday toys, clothing        handle the registration, which takes          Last year’s program raised donations
up the circulation van as the Mystery Machine and arrived in style as they                and gift distribution for children, teens   place at the church. First Tennessee        of about $34,000, enough to help 552 local
made their grand entrance. “We were beat out by ‘CSI,’ but nonetheless,                   and seniors, and more recently with our     Bank handles the receipt of donations,      children from both Bristols and some
our costumes have been the talk of the town, said Laura Dougherty,                        local Marine Corps Reserve Toys for         and an account summary and list of          areas of Sullivan County in Tennessee
advertising director.                                                                     Tots program. The joint distribution,       contributions is run regularly in the       and Washington County in Virginia.
                                                                                          a large community affair involving          Banner.                                       Two hundred forty-nine children were

    CONVENTION: Tracks offered                                                            dozens of volunteers representing
                                                                                          each of the project partners, provides
                                                                                          a convenient means for needy families
                                                                                                                                        The Christmas basket fund was
                                                                                                                                      started prior to World War II to fill the
                                                                                                                                      need in Cleveland and Bradley County.
                                                                                                                                                                                  adopted last year, compared to 266 the
                                                                                                                                                                                  year before.
                                                                                                                                                                                    This year, 345 local children from
FROM PAGE ONE                               •Photography Track                            and individuals to receive assistance       William Hall Rodgers’ family owned the      kindergartners through eighth-graders
                                            Part one: Basics/settings                     with both holiday food and gifts through    Cleveland Daily Banner. He was editor       have qualified for the program—fewer
  Training will be offered on Feb. 10 for                                                 a single outlet.                            until his death in 1942. The tradition of   than usual….
newspaper staff members; however, the       Part two: Equipment selection
                                            Part three: Best practices discussion           Donations for the Christmas Box are       promoting the drive to provide baskets        Santa Pals, those who adopt chil-
time blocks and offerings have been                                                       encouraged through a series of stories      to the needy in the community was car-      dren, receive wish lists of up to 10
modified into tracks. Related topics                                                       published bi-weekly from Thanksgiving       ried on by the Banner as a memorial         items along with clothing sizes and a
will fill half-day blocks, which are as        The annual Legislative Reception will
                                            be held on Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on   weekend through the late December           to Rodgers.                                 contact telephone number. They may
follows:                                                                                  distribution. The stories anonymously         What began as the first food drive in      deliver the gifts themselves and meet
                                            the hotel’s Legislative Terrace.
                                               Tentative convention schedule              featuring local families and the finan-      Cleveland has sparked others to do the      the families they’re helping, or they
•Computer Lab Track                                                                       cial challenges they face, particularly     same, and through the years, the needy      may have the Santa Pal organization
Part one: InDesign: the next level          Wednesday, Feb. 8
                                            Committee meetings                            during the holidays.                        of the community have been helped, not      deliver the gifts.
Part two: More Photoshop Tips and                                                           The Johnson City Press covers all         only through the William Hall Rodgers         Most spend $50 to $75 per child.
  Tricks                                    2:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
                                                       TPA Business Session               administrative and operational costs of     Christmas Basket Fund, but through            The families of the children not
                                                        TPA Foundation Board of           the Christmas Box so that 100 percent of    many projects promoted by churches          adopted receive gift cards to the Kmart
•Design Track                                                                             donations go directly to food purchases.    and organizations. The needs this year      store on West State St. Parents must use
Part one: Covering design theory                         Trustees
                                            5:30 p.m. Legislative Reception               Food City grocery stores provide a          are expected to exceed those of 2004,       the cards for children’s toys or cloth-
Part two: Design critique                                                                 substantial discountson food for the        so donations from the community will        ing, and no items may be exchanged
                                            Thursday, Feb. 9
                                            9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Legislative plan-         project. Inland Container company           be needed.                                  for cash.
•Editorial Track                                                                          of Elizabethton donates boxes for the         The first 2005 listing for the Basket        Qualifying families also receive food
Part one: Ethics in reporting                 ning session
                                            1:30-3:30 p.m. Senatorial debate              distribution. And this year, Kroger         Fund included donations totaling more       baskets provided by Food City. They’ll be
Part two: AP style                                                                        will the lend the use of an empty store     than $1,000. This is cause for celebra-     delivered by Dec. 17 by members of the
Part three: Roundtable on local             6:00 p.m. Reception
                                            7:00 p.m. Banquet. Gov. Phil Bredesen         building for the two-day distribution       tion. The goal for 2005 is $23,500.         Bristol Virginia Fire Department.
  news issues                                                                             set for Dec. 19 and 20.                       (From the Cleveland Daily Banner,           (Adapted from an article in the
                                              invited to speak
                                            9:00 p.m. Dessert reception                     An estimated $30,000 will be needed       Nov. 2 and 9, 2005)                         Bristol Herald Courier, Nov. 13,
•Electronic Media Track                                                                   for this year’s Christmas Box. The                                                      2005)
Part one: Blogs and newspapers              Friday, Feb. 10
                                            7:45 a.m. NIE program                         Christmas Box is a 501c3 not-for-profit
Part two: Web site strategies

                                                                                           Drive-In Training
                                            9:00 a.m. Drive-In Training
•Legal Track                                           Legal Track
Part one: Covering open meetings/                      Design Track
  records and shield law                               Photography Track
Part two: Libel, privacy, HIPAA and                    Managers’ Track
  more                                      12 noon Lunch

•Managers’ Track
                                            1:45 p.m. Electronic Media Track
                                                       Editorial Track                                                                                          Friday, Feb. 10, 2006
Part one: Best revenue ideas for
                                                       Computer Lab Track
                                                       Managers’ Track 2                                                                                        Nashville, Tennessee
Part two: Best revenue ideas for            4:00 p.m. Convention adjourns
 circulation                                  TPA will mail registration materials
Part three: Equipment/software              in mid-December. Hotel reservations
 highlights by Kevin Slimp                  may be made by calling the Sheraton
                                            Nashville Downtown at (615) 259-2000.
•Managers’ Track 2                          TPA’s group rate is $119 plus tax. The
A moderated discussion on chal-             deadline for hotel and TPA early regis-
lenges facing newspapers                    tration is Friday, Jan. 13.

                                                                                           Registration and details at
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                                                                                                                        The day my universe changed
                               (USPS 616-460)
                          Published monthly by the                                                             One of the most earth-shattering,                                                     on an Atari 800 for Christmas that
                     TENNESSEE PRESS SERVICE, INC.                                                           shocking days of my life occurred                                                       year, which boasted 16k of memory,
                                    for the                                                                  back in the mid to mid-late 70s, back                                                   expandable to 48k; even got one of
                   TENNESSEE PRESS ASSOCIATION, INC.                                                         when every like-minded American                                                         those gizmos called a modem where
                             435 Montbrook Lane                                                              boy on the pre side of puberty aspired                                                  you actually placed the telephone
                         Knoxville, Tennessee 37919                                                          to be Muhammad Ali, Roger Staubach,                                                     headset in its cradle and called
        Telephone (865) 584-5761/Fax (865) 558-8687/                                          Terry Bradshaw or Elvis (all ironi-                                                     someone with the same setup on
                                                                                                             cally nearing the end of their careers,                                                 their end to pass text back and forth.
                               Subscriptions: $6 annually                                                    though shining as bright as ever).                                                      Holy smokes! We were riding the
                        Periodicals Postage Paid At Knoxville,TN                                               My best friend at the time, the notori-                                               technological wave, kind of learning
                                                                                                             ous Chris Carter, who deserves a story                                                  it as it came. This was sweet, but I was
         POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Tennessee Press,                                            in his own right, whose father owned                                                    learning other neat new things like
                435 Montbrook Lane, Knoxville,TN 37919.                                                      the local Radio Shack, invited me over                                                  Basic Programming and was even
                                                                                                             to spend the night—nothing unusual                                                      able to apply Algebra to it, something
    The Tennessee Press is printed by The Standard Banner, Jefferson City.                                   there, happened all the time. We were                                                   many of my classmates had decried
                                                                                                             watching television and I’m pretty YOUR PRESIDING REPORTER and written off as useless.
               Greg M. Sherrill.....................................................Editor                   sure it was a Muhammad Ali fight                                                            To demonstrate, and I should note
               Elenora E. Edwards.............................Managing Editor                                when, upon its conclusion, someone                                                      that I really was for the most part a
                                                                                                             reached behind the set, flipped a toggle
                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Lake                     well-behaved student, but for what-
               Robyn Gentile..........................Production Coordinator
               Angelique Dunn...............................................Assistant                        switch and I watched my life change forever…                    ever reason I was once disciplined by my teacher to write
                                                                                                               What appeared before us was a simple black screen outlined something off a couple hundred times. With Basic Program-
                                                                                                             in white with large gaps on the left and right edges, each ming I wrote it only once with a little formula that told it
                                                                                                             protected by a small white bar with a white dot that passed to repeat x number of times, printed it on my dot matrix
                                                                                                             back and forth between them, ricocheting off most anything printer and voila! My teacher was very impressed I took
                                     Member                                                                  its color with primitive beeps (no whistles). The device was time to type the assignment.
            20                       05                                           The Tennessee Press
                                                                              is printed on recycled paper
                                                                                                             known as Pong! Two paddle wheels extended from a unit that
                                                                                                             opponents could turn and vicariously move the correspond-
                                                                                                                                                                                           Technology becomes practical
                                                                                                                                                                               Time passes. I find myself in a new town, Pulaski, and a
          Tennessee Press Association                                               and is recyclable.
                                                                                                             ing bar up and down either side of the screen to play a game. new school, Giles County High. Still, I couldn’t have been
                                                                                                             That was the kicker: A PERSON COULD INTERACT WITH more happy in my own little world—well except maybe if
                                                                                                             A TELEVISION!                                                   I could have mustered the courage to ask that specific cute
                                                                                                               It was a video incarnation of ping-pong and it still sends girl out on my first date before my entire junior and most
                                                                                                             goose bumps down my spine to this day. Never mind that of my senior years slipped by—when my father, knowing
                                                                                                             remote control, cordless telephones and other neat gizmos how much I loved computers, comes home and tells me he’s
                                                                                                             soon followed. This precursor at that time was something just purchased some for the paper.
                                                                                                             beyond my conception, a revelation that blew me away like         I wasn’t overly impressed. Didn’t know anything about
                                                                                                             nothing before (though learning how heavy a hand my them, though I assumed they weren’t much different from
                      TENNESSEE PRESS ASSOCIATION                                                            parents played in Christmas came close) and hence only that before. I’d, as they say, been there, done that. In fact, he
Steve Lake, Pulaski Citizen/The Giles Free Press................................President                    twice, thus far.                                                pleaded and downright begged over an extended period of
Henry Stokes, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis.....................Vice President                                                    A glorious youth                          time for me to come look at them. Shucks, he was having
Pauline Sherrer, Crossville Chronicle..........................................Vice President                  My youth was downright dreamy. Next came the Atari just as much difficulty getting anyone on payroll to do so.
Bill Willliams, The Paris Post-Intelligencer...........................................Treasurer             2600, Video Arcades and literally hundreds of games. None It wasn’t till well over four years later that I returned from
Greg M. Sherrill, Knoxville....................................................Executive Director            rocked my world like the first time I saw Pong, but the ride college and started work at the paper that I finally ever did,
                                                                                                             was ever more pleasing as technology rapidly advanced. What and though I wasn’t nearly so instantaneously floored as when
                                 DIRECTORS                                                                   my parents never learned till some time later was that my I first saw Pong, my life has never been the same, or rather
Keith Wilson, Kingsport Times-News...................................................District 1              brother and I unwrapped our Atari 2600 in the nights leading the way I go about my life has never been the same.
Kevin Burcham, The News-Herald, Lenoir City....................................District 2                    up to Christmas, played with it while they were away, then        What lay before me was the most powerful tool known
Tom Overton III, Advocate and Democrat, Sweetwater......................District 3                           rewrapped and returned it under the tree before they caught to man. I saw that even then. I saw many of the mind-bog-
Bill Shuster, Herald-Citizen, Cookeville................................................District 4           on, the only time we’ve ever resorted this sordid thing or glingly numerous possibilities this machine held and prom-
Dennis Stanley, Smithville Review.......................................................District 5           really ever cared to, honest!                                   ised—still does—and I could see that our world was about
Clint Brewer, The Lebanon Democrat...................................................District 6                We put on a great show when it finally came time to unwrap to change, rapidly, ever more rapidly. It just so happened it
Hulon Dunn, Lewis County Herald, Hohenwald..................................District 7                       it for real, as meaningful, though to the other extreme, as if  would do so in the publishing industry first.
Dennis Richardson, Carroll County News-Leader, Huntingdon.........District 8                                 we were being spanked, another great act of ours. Come to                         The personal computer
Victor Parkins, The Milan Mirror-Exchange...........................................District 9               think of it, we did love to traipse about the house to see if     Behold: the Apple Macintosh, first introduced in a famous
Jay Albrecht, The Covington Leader....................................................District 10            we might lay hand on what Santa had in store, though we Super Bowl commercial, January 1984 (I remember that
Mike Fishman, Citizen Tribune, Morristown...........................................At large                 never played with any findings, just boasted of them to Mom without remembering what teams were playing: obviously
                                                                                                             and Dad, as if it were a game, or an Easter egg hunt. We had wasn’t Staubach and Bradshaw). It totally and completely
                            TENNESSEE PRESS SERVICE                                                          great luck, too; that is, as we learned some time later, till revolutionized the publishing industry like nothing since
Bob Parkins, The Milan Mirror-Exchange.............................................President                 our parents cleverly started hiding items at the office or in moveable type. It was, in my belief, the first modern-day PC
Dale C. Gentry, The Standard Banner, Jefferson City.................Vice President                           my brother’s own closet. That showed us. Today, Mom has and everything that term has come to mean. The boards of
W. R. (Ron) Fryar, Southern Standard, McMinnville.............................Director                       occasionally been known to unearth a hidden present she our vintage Macs (toasters we called them) emblazoned with
Mike Pirtle, The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro.............................Director                       meant to give us years ago. What fun!                           the signatures of everyone involved in its making.
Pauline Sherrer, Crossville Chronicle.....................................................Director             What this ever-increasing advancement in technology              Goodbye line tape, Linotype, hot wax, paste-up boards,
Michael Williams, The Paris Post-Intelligencer......................................Director                 unwittingly bolstered in me was the desire for more, for the PMTs, darkrooms and so forth. Hello PDF, imagesetters and
Greg M. Sherrill............................................................Executive Vice President         latest, greatest gizmo, the desire for technological advance- full-page computer pagination.
                                                                                                             ment, the desire for change, something I typically envision       Rome wasn’t built in a day: We went through a massive
                                                                                                             the status quo, especially my elders, with resisting, as I’ve learning curve and even years of transition. Our beloved Ed
             TENNESSEE PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION                                                          seen it time and time again. My father can run any number Wilburn, the fastest two-fingered typist I’ve ever met, used to
W.R. (Ron) Fryar, Southern Standard, McMinnville...........................President                         of small businesses but could never come to grips with the print graphics on our laser printer then proceed to cut them
Larry K. Smith, LaFollette.............................................................Vice President        simple programming of a VCR. My maternal grandmother out with scissors and paste them on a paste-up board where
Richard L. Hollow, Knoxville....................................................General Counsel              resists even air conditioning and saves money on her social we’d shoot the page with a camera. This of course was the
Greg M. Sherrill....................................................................Secretary-Treasurer      security, her only income. She’s perfectly content living in first step. The best thing about a computer was that it would
                                                                                                             the world she knows. Who really is to say in such respect remember a previous effort, so an ad, for example, could be
                                                                                                             she’s not better off than any of us?                            reused, modified and continually improved upon: same with
                    CONTACT THE MANAGING EDITOR                                                                By the time I reached adolescence in the early years of       the overall design of our paper, which has exponentially shot
TPAers with suggestions, questions or comments about items inTheTennessee                                    the Reagan era, computers began infiltrating our country’s through the roof in terms of quality over the last 20 years.
Press are welcome to contact the managing editor. Call Elenora E. Edwards,                                   homes. The notorious Chris Carter opted for a Texas Instru- Using our same press, bought in February 1968, we can now,
(865) 457-5459; send a note to P.O. Box 502, Clinton, TN 37717-0502; or e-mail                               ment, the infamous Stephen Wilburn for an Apple II and The January issue deadline is Dec. 12.                                           class-wiz Jeff Murray owned an Atari 400. I fixed my sights                            SEE LAKE, PAGE 5
DECEMBER 2005                                                                           The Tennessee Press                                                                                                            5

     LAKE: The day my universe changed, diversions
                                                                                                                                      TPA: I remember when...
                                                                                                                                        BY ELENORA E. EDWARDS                    I was sitting in one of the rockers amus-
and have since the mid to late 90s, print full process color,    shots: on the contrary, they sometimes get some great ones.                  Managing editor                    ing mysef by watching people. And then
due to the advancements made on the prepress side.               Furthermore, it’s far easier to store large numbers of digital                                                  I saw Edith O’Keefe Susong, publisher
   Aldus PageMaker was the original software application to      shots compared to printed images: a single disc potentially          Things in my                               of The Greeneville Sun.
take us there, a page layout program. One could easily build     holds hundreds, if not thousands, of images compared to a          memory having to                               Mrs. Susong was always dressed
a design, ad or page with speed, precision and flexibility        photo album which maybe holds 50, give or take. If stored          do with the Tennes-                          with impeccable taste but with a flair,
never known before, blowing away any method standing             properly, a particular digital image can quickly be found by       see Press Associa-                           partly because she almost always wore
before it. It s since been outdone or replaced by Quark          doing a computer search by either the date or subject matter       tion are numerous.                           a hat. She was wearing a navy one that
XPress and finally Adobe InDesign.                                or other programmed factors. I literally build digital photo       My family owned                              evening, with a slim-cut navy dress.
  The only other computer applications worth mentioning          albums and show my shots in this fashion on my laptop as           T h e L a Fo l l e t t e                     Lovely. But what made me think “Wow!”
in the build of a newspaper are Microsoft Word and Adobe         opposed to its numerous, bulky, hard copy counterparts.            Press and the Jellico                        were the most gorgeous shoes and
Photoshop, two of the most useful, powerful applications           I still print some using photo paper on a rather inexpensive     Advance-Sentinel                             pocketbook I had ever seen. They were
                                                                                                                                    for some 36 years,          Edwards          of print silk, navy, turquoise, aqua and
ever created, which along with PageMaker, in scope, may          inkjet printer to frame about the house or send as Christmas
never be outdone in this industry.                               cards. In most cases, I finally can say their color and quality,    and I heard it talked,                       gold. I had never seen silk shoes, much
  When I began full time work at the paper I desperately         not to mention flexibility, exceeds old 35mm prints. And if all     attended summer conventions, knew            less colorful ones with a bag to match!
searched for someone to help me learn this machine and           of this weren’t good enough, digital images can be limitlessly     many of the participants and saw The         I was blown away. Wow.
software, finally figuring out no one else really knew             copied or electronically transferred to others throughout the      Tennessee Press regularly.                     Years later after I finished school and
anymore than I; probably being even more intimidated as          world in mere seconds.                                               I am sharing one of those memories,        was working at the Clinton Courier-
having limited computer experience.                                            A digital hub, a paperless society                   to encourage others in TPA to share          News, I saw Mrs. Susong fairly regularly
  A nice thing about being the boss’s son was that I could         Today my whole world revolves around my computer: my             theirs so they can be printed in future      at TPA meetings. I remember the last
take computers apart without so much worry as to what            research, my writing, my correspondence, my finances,               issues of the Press.                         time I saw her, at a Sigma Delta Chi
might happen. I had a reputation for taking things apart         my photographs, my home movies, my DVD collection, my                In the “old days,” TPA often held sum-     (now SPJ) banquet in the early 1970s
in my younger days: toilets, stopwatches, even a trophy of       music. Most everything but the bare necessities of life (air,      mer conventions in Gatlinburg at the         in Knoxville. I believe her grandson,
my brother’s which I accidentally broke in the process. He       shelter, food) are now digitized and funneled through a PC. It     Mountain View Hotel, a large, gracious       John M. Jones Jr., was president. We
never forgave me. Sometimes I got things back together;          used to be in my life I ever needed more storage space for my      stone structure on Highway 321 where it      talked a bit—she had as much grace
sometimes, well … I didn’t. I’d beg my father to let me put      ever-increasing content, but with the digital world coming to      meets the parkway. I adored that hotel.      as style. Yes, she was wearing a hat.
Christmas presents together: a bicycle, ping-pong table or       be, this trend has actually reversed as we truly are working       I actually felt sick when I drove into the   In her 80s, she was likely the snazziest
waterbed (remember those?). He’d feign disappointment but        toward a paperless society (despite more paper being made          city several years ago and saw that it       woman there.
then eventually give in, secretly rejoicing he didn’t have to    today than ever before).                                           had been torn down.                            Mrs. Susong was the mother of
put the darn thing together. These of course are the best          In fact I’ve thrown out my rubber bands and paperclips; I          But back to TPA.                           Arne Jones (Mrs. John M. Sr.) and the
ways to learn how something works and is essentially how I       just don’t use them anymore. Someday maybe—wince—even                The Mountain View had a long front         grandmother of John M. Jr. and Gregg
learned computers: I taught myself, with help over the years     the pens will go: hard for a self-proclaimed man of letters        porch, lined with rocking chairs. People     Jones, who are active in TPA; Alex
from manuals, seminars and eventually the Internet.              and books to come to terms with that. I keep reminding             gathered there to visit before the annual    Jones, who once was in the newspaper
                        The Internet                             myself, as my father has said numerous times before, we’re         banquet.                                     business here; Edith S. Jones (Mrs.
  In early 1995 U.S. Internet, based in Knoxville, connected     in the news business, not necessarily the newspaper. I still         I was there one evening in about 1950      Steve Floyd); and Sarah [Sally] Harbison
Pulaski to the World Wide Web, thanks to the leadership          need hard drive and removable media capacity, but this is          with my folks, Lucile and Guy Easterly.      (Mrs. Steven).
and effort of Mayor Dan Speer and the Giles County               a far cry from needing extra filing cabinets or even storage
Educational Foundation, seeing that Giles County was an
early adopter of this powerful new technology, well ahead
                                                                 rooms. I envision all of this data one day occupying only
                                                                 the minutest of physical space. I have a personal saying: no
                                                                                                                                       Your turn—share your memories
of most communities our size. As the company eventually          paper but the newspaper, as I’m ever working to remove my            Won’t you share your favorite TPA            One can submit his or her story by
changed hands several times and ended its ties with the          desktop clutter, but even the life of the newspaper appears        memories through The Tennessee               sending it to or
GCED, Pulaski Publishing entered the fray in March 2000,         limited. I as often read my PULASKI CITIZEN on my laptop           Press and Tell your         ATTN.: TPA Memory, Tennessee Press
partnering with Rackley Systems (who sold their interest         as in the printed form. Someday, if not already, you will          colleagues your earliest memory—or           Association, 435 Montbrook Lane,
the following year) to form a local Internet Service Provider,   read your paper this way too. Content is the crux, as is the       the weirdest or funniest or most             Knoxville, Tenn. 37919, or by faxing it Known as DotSpot Internet in neighboring Law-        versatility of its medium, and different media serve different     touching.                                    to (865) 558-8687. Robyn Gentile, member
rence County, the company has progressed over the years          purposes. I don’t see the printed newspaper altogether disap-        We’ll print them, as we can, in future     services manager, will pass them on to
from dial-up and ISDN service, to DSL, to finally Wireless        pearing anymore than I see paper currency doing so—more            issues of The Tennessee Press.               the Tennessee Press managing editor.
Broadband, exceeding T1, DSL or cable speeds with a              for security and an alternative convenience than necessity.
cheaper price, better security, and without the constraint       Paper has its place and will continue to do so, bringing nice
of a physical line.                                              profits to its makers for years to come: it’s just transitioning
                       Digital cameras                           to more of a disposable commodity.
  Another advancement has been the advent of digital               As nice as all this technology is—I actually live for it and
cameras. Now everyone who works in news or advertising           wouldn’t want to live without it—it has pervaded both my
has his or her own digital camera, kept on their person at       work and personal lives. I continually enjoy stepping away
all times—one just never knows when that proverbial Kodak        from it all, looking for excuses to leave the laptop, cell phone
moment will present itself. I have one that fits in a shirt or    and even news behind, so that I, as my grandmother might
coat pocket and holds 733 5-mega-pixel, large-compression        appreciate, may sit with my wife and newborn daughter by a
shots. The turnaround on photographs is now near instanta-       campfire in the middle of nowhere, enjoying the fresh, open
neous and may be taken right up to deadline without worry        air and the essence of life.
of time constraints, such as developing, and at what size,
and coordinating this with the person in charge of doing
it. There is no real cost in digital photographs themselves,
                                                                   Yes, my life flipped with a toggle switch, as my predecessors
                                                                 did with television, radio, motion pictures and electricity,
                                                                 all the way back to the wheel. Fortunately, for the most part,
                                                                                                                                          Spring Into Action!
so a photographer can take as many shots as his or her           we can still flip it off.
memory card will hold without worrying about the cost of
film or development; and in doing so, enormously increase
                                                                   (Column adapted from the First PlaceTPA Award-Win-
                                                                 ning 150th Anniversary Special Section of the Pulaski                              Plan now to attend the
the chances of getting a good shot.
  I sometimes allow my nieces and nephew (ages 3-9) to
                                                                 Citizen, Dec. 16, 2004.)
use my camera under my supervision. It’s small like their
fingers, helps them learn and we’re not really wasting
                                                                 STEVE LAKE is publisher of the Pulaski Citizen.
                                                                                                                                         Advertising & Circulation
                       Seigenthaler, Daniel speak on political humor
 John Seigenthaler, founder of the First    on “Votes and Jokes: Laughter and          political columnists, cartoonists and
Amendment Center, Nashville, led a          America’s Political Personality.” The      writers. Charlie Daniel, cartoonist with
panel discussion Oct. 28 at the Howard      discussion was about the use of humor.     the News Sentinel, Knoxville, spoke on
Baker Center for Public Policy at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
                                            The conference featured political lead-
                                            ers and some of the nation’s leading
                                                                                       the role of political cartoons.
                                                                                                                                                  Paris Landing State Park
                                                                                                                                                       April 6-8, 2006
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                                                               Watermarks become latest hullabaloo
26: TPA offices closed                         Just as the public’s trust in the news media showed a slight increase, we                   Several innovations in the past have caused few long-lasting ripples.
           JANUARY                          start using a gimmick that may lose our integrity. Gallup’s Governance                      Putting ads on section fronts upset designers more than readers. The
2: TPA offices closed                        Survey revealed this fall that news media were gaining slightly more                        religiously followed maxim that all ads must be clearly labeled as adver-
13: Deadline for registering for            credibility from the American public.                                                       tising is also being ignored in too many operations.
  the Press Institute and Wint-               Sure, there were grumblings that the media are too liberal (by almost                       In August about 40 newspapers, including USA Today, used an ad from
  er Convention                             half of all respondents). But there’s always been that conservative vs.                     General Motors touting the Chevrolet Impala. Running across the bottom
20: Ideas Contest deadline                  liberal divide.                                                                             of a two-page spread, a running impala interrupted a fake story headlined
          FEBRUARY                            The “gimmick” is not new. Called shadow ads or watermark ads, the                         “Beyond Africa.” Only a rule separated the fictitious from the factual
8-10: UT-TPA Press Institute                concept occurs when an advertiser prints a grayscale logo or brand name                     copy on the page. Turning a couple pages, readers could read that the
  and Winter Convention,                    within editorial matter.                                                    PRESSING interruption was for the new Impala. Many papers did not indicate that
  Nashville                                   Some trace its modern-day roots to 2001 when Universal Studios bought                     the space was advertising.
10-15: Southern Classified                   ads hyping “Jurassic Park III.” Subtle images of flying dinosaurs showed ISSUES                Complaints from shadow ads so far have been few in number, even
  Advertising Managers As-                  up on stock listings or sports agate pages of 15 newspapers. Today many                     though the practice is becoming more common across the country. Ad-
  sociation Conference, River               also appear in movie listings.                                              Randy Hines ditional publications already undertaking such ads include The New York
  View Plaza Hotel, Mobile,                   Now slowly catching on across the country, shadow ads are making                          Times, the New York Daily News, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and the
  Ala.                                      publishers happy because of the added revenue in tight times. But they                      Philadelphia Inquirer.
17: State Press Contests dead-              are upsetting many Tennessee editors who see the practice blurring that once         Until now, most Volunteer State newspapers did not have a policy for or against
  line                                      impenetrable line between news and advertising.                                    watermark or shadow ads. Such a discussion—perhaps as a New Year’s resolu-
            MARCH                             The Chicago Tribune Co. issued a policy in early summer on how and when tion—should be held soon between advertising and editorial.
6-10: NIE Week. Theme, Infor-               watermark ads could run in its 11 major dailies that include the Los Angeles         On a slightly related note, the talented Mike Peters, creator of “Mother Goose
  mation Literacy                           Times and New York’s Newsday.                                                      and Grimm,” recently used “Keebler” in his Sunday cartoon. The word was not
8-11: NNA Government Affairs                  “It’s a very unwise thing to do,” Don Wycliff, public editor at the Chicago a watermark but clearly indicated on a tree with a large sign. A few colorful elves
  Conference, Wyndham                       Tribune, complained in a June 3 Editor & Publisher article. “It blurs the line made it clear what product was being discussed. When I asked Mike if he at least
  Washington Hotel, Washing-                between advertising and editorial in an era when our credibility is already under received a case of cookies for the plug, he said, “No such luck…If the product
  ton, D.C.                                 assault from all sides.”                                                           placement thing worked, I’d do a lot of cartoons about Mercedes.”
             APRIL                            Newspaper ad growth projections are the major reason why ad managers
2-4: NAA Annual Conference,                 are looking at new ways to increase revenue while layoffs and cutbacks are DR. RANDY HINES, former Tennessee educator, teaches in the Department of
 The Fairmont, Chicago                      widespread. Figures aren’t in for all of 2005, of course, but ad revenue was up Communications at Susquehanna University. His address is 514 University Ave.,
6-8: TPA Advertising/Circula-               a mere 3.9 percent for 2004. For the first six months of this year, ad growth was Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870. For training or workshop information, he can be reached at
  tion Conference, Paris Land-              only 2.2 percent.                                                        
  ing State Park
30-May 3: Southern Circulation
  Managers Association, Chat-
                                            Grant goes to junior high for student newspaper
14-17: AAEC Annual Confer-
  ence, Embassy Suites Hotel,                 Athens Junior High teacher Robert Owens, from the Athens City                          awarded more than $350,000 to more than 150 middle and high schools
  Denver, Colo.                             School System, acquired a grant from the Newspaper Association of                        which partner with newspapers. Colleges and universities also are
15-17: 8th Great Obituary Writ-             America Foundation for the 2005-06 school year and will partner with                     involved as third partners.
  ers; Conference, Plaza Hotel,             The Daily Post-Athenian and Tennessee Wesleyan College in putting it                       Here are comments provided by Sandy Woodcock, director of the
  Las Vegas, N.M.                           to use. Specifically, the grant has allowed for the purchase of software                  NAAF.
TBA: TPA 137th Annual                       for the school’s student newspaper, the Cougar Chronicle. The junior                        “School newspapers provide students with a wealth of learning
  Summer Convention, Chat-                  high students will compose their school newspaper with the same                          opportunities. They learn writing and analytical skills and have an
  tanooga                                   computer technology as The Daily Post-Athenian. The grant monies                         opportunity to gain meaningful mastery of those skills. They also can
         SEPTEMBER                          have also allowed for the journalism department of Tennessee Wesleyan                    apply those skills, develop leadership and critical thinking and learn
8: International Literacy Day               College to design and publish an instructional booklet for the junior                    teamwork. Working on a school newspaper provides students with some
           OCTOBER                          high students on how to implement the software.                          NIE             of the best educational opportunities they may every have. Studies show
1-7: National Newspaper Week                  Staff members from The Daily Post-Athenian will assist Owens and CURRENTS that students who work on school publications are more likely to finish
11-14: NNA 120th Annual                     his students with the installation of the software. Tennessee Wesleyan                   college, do better while there, and they have a greater understanding
  Convention & Trade Show,                  College students from the journalism department of the college will                      of and appreciation of the First Amendment.”
 The Renaissance Hotel, Okla-               train the students on how to implement the software.                    Lu Shep Baldwin Robert Owens’ enthusiasm has been outstanding. He is a wonderful
  homa City, Okla.                            Lu Shep Baldwin, Jones Media Newspapers in Education (NIE)                             teacher, and we are very proud of him for his commitment to this project.
                                            coordinator, approached Robert Owens about the grant in March 2005. The The Daily Post-Athenian and Tennessee Wesleyan College are looking forward to
Registration materials forTPA events can    Athens Junior High newspaper, at that time, was struggling. Students were still                                                        working with Mr. Owens.
be found at                cutting and pasting news                                                                                                                 Robert Owens competed
                                            stories. Securing this grant                                                                                                           with other middle and high
                                            offered Mr. Owens the oppor-                                                                                                           schools on a national level
                                            tunity to move forward with                                                                                                            in seeking the grant and
  Help ASNE, APMEA                          improving the publication                                                                                                              was the only Tennessee
                                            of the school newspaper.                                                                                                               recipient. He is to be com-
    make the case                              Part of the commitment                                                                                                              mended for his efforts!
                                            with the grant involves a                                                                                                                The NAAF grants become
      for freedom                           partnership with a news-                                                                                                               available each year in Janu-
                                            paper—in this case, The                                                                                                                ary for all Newspapers In Edu-
  The American Society of Newspaper         Daily Post-Athenian—along                                                                                                              cation programs throughout
Editors and the Associated Press Man-       with a partnership with a                                                                                                              the United States. Eleven
aging Editors Association think it’s time   college. Tennessee Wesleyan                                                                                                            grants are awarded each
to let the public know the importance       College in Athens was eager                                                                                                            year.
of open records in their lives. The or-     to become a partner. The
ganizations need the help of the news       college is a sponsor of The                                                                                                            LU SHEP BALDWIN is NIE
media to make the case.                     Daily Post-Athenian’s NIE                                                                                                              coordinaor for Jones Media,
  They are offering free advertisements,    program, and one of the                                                                                THE DAILY POST-ATHENIAN, ATHENS Greeneville. She is based in
which newspapers can download and in        education classes is a weekly Athens Junior High School’s Robert Owens has received a grant from the Newspaper As- Athens. One can contact her
which a newspaper’s logo can be placed      participant of The DPA’s NIE sociation of America Foundation, and the award was celebrated at an Athens School Board at or, for
for publication. They can be found          program.                        meeting. From left are Larry Wallace, vice president of external relations at Tennessee Wes- more information on NIE, one
at the following Web site: www.asne.           Since 1977, the Newspaper leyan College; Ralph Baldwin, publisher of The Daily Post-Athenian; Owens; Lu Shep Baldwin, can log on to www.naafounda-
org/index.cfm?ID=4168.                      Association of America Newspapers In Education coordinator for Jones Media, The DPA’s parent company; Athens
                                            Foundation (NAAF) has School Board Chairman Mike Bevins; and Director of Schools Craig Rigell.
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                                                                                                                                             TPA open house
                                                                                                                                          PHOTOS BY ELENORA E. EDWARDS | TPS, EXCEPT AS NOTED

                                                                      Dennis Burnett and Greg Lusk
Jay Albrecht, Joe Albrecht and W. R. (Ron)

Hulon Dunn and Keith McCormick                                                                                                        Rick Hollow, Frank Gibson and others in foyer

                                             From outside, TPAers at open house

                               Rep. Stacey Campfield
                               and Drew Johnson

                                                                       Madeline Lake
                                                                       in the arms of                                                    Bonnie Hufford and Robyn Gentile
                                                                       Janet Rail
                                                                                                      STEVE LAKE | PULASKI CITIZEN

Evan Carawan, left, with hammered dulcimer, and
Michael Ginsburg with banjo, entertained.

                                                                                                       STEVE LAKE | PULASKI CITIZEN
                                                          Patrick Alford tries the fiddle, and Michael Ginsburg reacts

                                                            Henry Stokes, Joe and Annette Hurd. Joe is the son of Kathryn              Janice Horner, Mike Alford and TPA President Steve
                                                            Craddock, publisher of The Courier, Savannah.                              Lake
Bill and Ann Williams and granddaughter Ann Barnett
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                                           TPA Western Grand Division                                     TPA Middle Grand Division                                                                               TPA Eastern Grand Division

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TPA GRAND DIVISIONS

                                                                   Tennessee Press Association by grand division and district
    DISTRICT 9                                               DISTRICT 7                                                        DISTRICT 5                                                           DISTRICT 3                                                                               DISTRICT 1
    Dresden, Dresden Enterprise                              Ardmore, Your Community Shopper                                   Fayetteville, Elk Valley Times                                       Athens, The Daily Post-Athenian                                                          Bristol, Bristol Herald Courier
    Dyer, The Tri-City Reporter                              Centerville, Hickman County Times                                 Lynchburg, The Moore County News                                     Benton, Polk County News/Citizen Advance                                                 Elizabethton, Elizabethton Star
    Dyersburg, State Gazette                                 Columbia, The Daily Herald                                        Manchester, Manchester Times                                         Chattanooga, Chattanooga Times-Free Press                                                Erwin, The Erwin Record
    Humboldt, The Chronicle                                  Fairview, The Fairview Observer                                   McMinnville, Southern Standard                                       Chattanooga, Hamilton County Herald                                                      Greeneville, The Greeneville Sun
    Martin, Weakley County Press                             Hohenwald, Lewis County Herald                                    Murfreesboro, The Daily News Journal                                 Cleveland, Cleveland Daily Banner                                                        Jefferson City, The Standard Banner
    Milan, The Milan Mirror-Exchange                         Lawrenceburg, The Democrat-Union                                  Shelbyville, Shelbyville Times-Gazette                               Dayton, The Herald-News, Ed Emens                                                        Johnson City, Johnson City Press
    Paris, The Paris Post-Intelligencer                      Lewisburg, Marshall County Tribune                                Smithville, Smithville Review                                        Dunlap, The Dunlap Tribune                                                               Jonesborough, Herald and Tribune
    Tiptonville, The Lake County Banner                      Linden, Buffalo River Review                                      Smithville, The Middle Tennessee Times                               Jasper, The Jasper Journal                                                               Kingsport, Kingsport Times-News
    Trenton, The Herald Gazette                              Pulaski, The Giles Free Press                                     Tracy City, Grundy County Herald                                     Madisonville, The Democrat/Laker                                                         Morristown, Citizen Tribune
    Union City, Union City Daily Messenger                   Pulaski, Pulaski Citizen                                          Tullahoma, The Tullahoma News                                        Pikeville, The Bledsonian-Banner                                                         Mountain City, The Tomahawk
    District 9 director: Victor Parkins,                     Waynesboro, The Wayne County News                                 Winchester, The Herald-Chronicle                                     South Pittsburgh, South Pittsburgh Hustler                                               Newport, The Newport Plain Talk
    The Milan Mirror-Exchange                                District 7 director: Hulon Dunn,                                  Woodbury, Cannon Courier                                             Sweetwater, Monroe County Advocate & Democrat                                            Rogersville, Rogersville Review
                                                             Lewis County Herald, Hohenwald                                    District 5 director: Dennis Stanley,                                 District 3 director: Tom Overton,                                                        District 1 director: Keith Wilson,
                                                                                                                               Smithville Review                                                    Monroe County Advocate & Democrat, Sweetwater                                            Kingsport Times-News
    Alamo, The Crockett Times                              DISTRICT 8                                    DISTRICT 6                                                                         DISTRICT 4                                                                                     DISTRICT 2
    Bartlett, Bartlett Express                             Bolivar, The Bolivar Bulletin-Times           Ashland City, Ashland City Times              Nashville, Nashville Record          Byrdstown, Pickett County Press       Livingston, Livingston Enterprise                        Clinton, The Courier-News
    Brownsville, The States-Graphic                        Camden, The Camden Chronicle                  Clarksville, The Leaf-Chronicle               Nashville, The Tennessean            Carthage, Carthage Courier            Livingston, Overton County News                          Harriman, The Harriman Record
    Collierville, Collierville Herald                      Henderson, Chester County Independent         Dickson, The Dickson Herald                   Portland, The Portland Leader        Celina, Citizen-Statesman             Oneida, Independent Herald                               Kingston, The Roane County News
    Cordova, The Cordova Beacon                            Huntingdon, Carroll County News-Leader        Dover, The Stewart-Houston Times              Springfield, Robertson County Times   Cookeville, Herald-Citizen            Oneida, Scott County News                                Knoxville, The Knoxville Journal
    Covington, The Covington Leader                        Jackson, The Jackson Sun                      Gallatin, The News-Examiner                   Waverly, The News-Democrat           Crossville, Crossville Chronicle      Red Boiling Springs, Macon County Chronicle              Knoxville, News Sentinel
    Germantown, Germantown News                            Jackson, Jackson Today                        Lebanon, The Lebanon Democrat                 District 6 director: Clint Brewer,   Gainesboro, Jackson County Sentinel   Sparta, The Expositor                                    Lenoir City, The News-Herald
    Halls, The Halls Graphic                               Lexington, The Lexington Progress             Lebanon, The Wilson Post                      The Lebanon Democrat                 Hartsville, The Hartsville Vidette    Spencer, The Mountain View                               Maryville, The Daily Times
    Memphis, The Commercial Appeal                         McKenzie, The McKenzie Banner                 Mt. Juliet, Mt. Juliet News                                                        Jamestown, Fentress Courier           Wartburg, Morgan County News                             Maynardville, The Union News Leader
    Memphis, The Daily News                                Parsons, The News Leader                                                                                                         Jellico, Jellico Advance-Sentinel     District 4 director: Bill Shuster,                       Oak Ridge, The Oak Ridger
    Memphis, Memphis Business Journal                      Savannah, The Courier                                                                                                            Lafayette, Macon County Times         Herald-Citizen, Cookeville                               Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Star Journal
    Millington, The Millington Star                        Selmer, Independent-Appeal                                                                                                       LaFollette, LaFollette Press                                                                   Rockwood, The Rockwood Times
    Ripley, The Lauderdale County Enterprise               District 8 director: Dennis Richardson,
                                                                                                                 TPA welcomes new members                                                                                                                                                  Sevierville, The Mountain Press
    Ripley, The Lauderdale Voice                           Carroll County News-Leader,                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seymour, The Smoky Mountain Herald
    Somerville, Fayette County Review                      Huntingdon                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tazewell, The Claiborne Progress
    Somerville, The Fayette Falcon                                                                                           Jackson Today                                                                                                                                                 District 2 director: Kevin Burcham,
    District 10 director: Jay Albrecht,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The News-Herald, Lenoir City
    The Covington Leader                                                                                                  The Knoxville Journal
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                                                                            in Career Fair
                                                                             UT’s Career Fair on Oct. 26 drew
                                                                           six newspapers, a magazine and
                                                                           the Tennessee Press Association,
                                                                           represented by Greg Sherrill, executive
                                                                           director, and Robyn Gentile, member
                                                                           services manager, to the campus in
                                                                           Knoxville. Students called at various
                                                                           booths to learn about the participants
                                                                           and to check for potential internships      Johnny Teglas, left, and Terri Likens of The Roane
                                                                           and jobs. The fair had a total of 24        County News, Kingston
                                                                                            PHOTOS BY ROBYN GENTILE
From left,Tajuana Hughlett, Kris Snoke and Eric Janssen ofThe Commercial                     AND GREG SHERRILL | TPA
Appeal, Memphis

Georgiana Vines, UT instructor, and Mark Kennedy, Chattanooga Times             Christy Simpson and Mark Cox, Citizen Tribune,                     Students check out the News Sentinel, Knoxville,
Free Press                                                                      Morristown                                                         booth.

                                                                                               TPAers judge Mississippi ad contest
                                                                                  Staff members from Tennessee newspapers met Nov. 18 in
                                                                                 Nashville to judge the advertising contest of the Mississippi
                                                                                 Press Association. The judging was coordinated by Robyn
                                                                                 Gentile, TPA member services manager, who was assisted by
                                                                                 Angelique Dunn.
                                                                                                                       PHOTOS BY ROBYN GENTILE | TPA

                                                                                                                                                        Keith McCormick, Herald-Citizen, Cookeville,
                                        From left, Sissy Smith, Shelbyville                                                                             and Roger Wells, The Lebanon Democrat
                                        Times-Gazette; Judy Scantland, Macon
                                        CountyTimes, Lafayette; Barbara Farm-
                                        er, LewisburgTribune; and Hulon Dunn,         Left, Carolyn Wilson, executive director of MPA, and
                                        Lewis County Herald, Hohenwald                Angelique Dunn, TPA, recording results

Judy Scantland, Macon County Times,                                                                                                                          Laura Dougherty, The Paris Post-Intel-
Lafayette, and Barbara Farmer, Lewis-       Barbara Farmer, Lewisburg Tribune, and Sissy          Valerie Laprad, left, and Faye Weichman, Middle            ligencer, and Sissy Smith, Shelbyville
burg Tribune                                Smith, Shelbyville Times-Gazette                      Tennessee Times, Smithville                                Times-Gazette
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                             Reported Sunshine Law violations increasing
  The number of reported Sunshine Law violations           of city attorneys, city and county                                  of those offices have any jurisdiction     finance director. When the private meetings were
in Tennessee is increasing rapidly, a just-completed       mayors and citizens questioning the                                 under the Sunshine Law, so protests       exposed, the committee started over, but there was
survey by the Tennessee Coalition for Open Gov-            legality of meetings.                                               fall on deaf ears.                        a problem: only three of the 13 original applicants
ernment shows, with more and more complaints                 Complaints included reports of                                      In Nashville, Athens, Franklin,         were interested in being interviewed. It’s costing lo-
coming from unlikely sources.                              elected bodies using public e-mail                                  Clarksville, Blount and Hamilton          cal government in some cases. In Savannah, the City
  The survey included a review of newspaper                accounts to discuss public business                                 counties, public officials were found      Commission agreed to pay its fired city manager an
reports provided by the Tennessee Press Service’s          without sharing the information                                     to be using e-mail to get around          extra month’s pay after his wife accused three com-
clipping service and reports made directly to TCOG.        with their constituents, meetings                                   the Sunshine Law. In Nashville,           missioners of acting in an unannounced meeting.
It found the following:                                    where little or no notice was given                                 the practice continued despite              The Daily Herald in Columbia reported in Septem-
  •115 reports of suspected violations between Jan.        in advance, “pre-meetings” where the TENNESSEE                      repeated warnings from the city’s         ber that the Maury County Board of Education met
1, 2003 and Oct. 31, 2005. All but six involved city and   agenda is discussed before the group                                law department that their actions         in private to discuss “a legal matter.” A 20-year-old
county boards and commissions and committees               goes into session, votes quickly and COALITION                      violate the law.                          Supreme Court decision allows public bodies to go
covered by the state’s open meetings act.                  leaves the public in the dark on the FOR OPEN                          In some towns and cities, officials     into secret sessions to receive information from
  •45 of the reports came during the first 10 months        debate, and cases of secret ballots                                 argue that their deliberations do not     their lawyer about pending litigation or in situa-
of this year–an average of one a week, but the most        being used to make important and GOVERNMENT violate the law because no votes were                             tions where some legal controversy may be brewing.
troubling part of the statistics showed an increase        sometimes controversial decisions.                                  taken. So, their argument goes, they      They’re not supposed to discuss or vote on anything
of 45 percent in the number of reports when the              In February of this year, the attor- Frank Gibson                 don’t have to announce the meetings       behind closed doors.
first 10 months of 2005 reports are compared with           ney for the White House                                                         in advance and they don’t       A citizen who didn’t know any better might have
all of 2003; 31 were reported in all of 2003, and 39       Board of Mayor and Al-                                                          have to disclose what         taken the “legal matter” excuse and gone away, but
came in 2004.                                              dermen apologized to The                                                        they’re meeting about.        The Daily Herald checked and found that no lawyer
  Many stories were just the initial reports with no       News-Examiner in Galla- Gibson is executive director of the Ten-                In one case, the Lawrence     was present in the meeting.
followup on what happened after the legality of a          tin because his clients met nessee Coalition for Open Government.               County Commission was           That case illustrates one of two things: either the
meeting was challenged, but the number is probably         the day before without his One can contact him at;            accused of having unan-       exemption is still misunderstood two decades after
conservative since it includes only those meetings         knowledge and ordered a (615) 202-2685; or TCOG, P. O. Box 22248,               nounced “pre-meetings.”       the courts established it, or elected officials are
that reporters, editors and citizens knew about and        reporter to leave the meet- Nashville, Tenn. 37202. For more information        That prompted the county      violating it intentionally out of convenience and
reported. There’s no doubt that if we counted all          ing. The BMA had met to on Tennessee’s government access laws and               mayor to remind a re-         because nothing can be done about it.
the calls that came into Rick Hollow’s TPA Legal           discuss applications for a list of Sunshine Law problems reported in            porter that there are no        South Carolina has an attorney-client exemption
Hotline during the same period, the number would           city administrator. Add- Tennessee newspapers over the past three               penalties for violating       in its law. In a recent survey of South Carolina of-
be even higher.                                            ing insult to injury, White years, go to                         the law, so there’s no big    ficials by the press association and the Associated
  The reports came from the smallest towns and the         House officials had refused                                                      deal.                         Press, one of every four public officials acknowl-
largest cities, but perhaps the most interesting trend     earlier that day to release a list of applications,                               The survey found sev-       edged discussing other business when they were
was the number of cases where members of local             which were clearly public record.                     eral cases of elected bodies voting by secret ballot,   behind closed doors in lawyer-client meetings.
boards, commissions and city councils complained             In Unicoi County, the county Economic Develop- evaluating the local school director by submitting             The results of the TCOG survey and the poor show-
they had been excluded from discussions of impor-          ment Board cancelled a meeting when a reporter unsigned performance reviews, determining how                  ing of public agencies in last year’s public records
tant public business by fellow elected officials.           showed up.                                            much of a pay raise to give its top administrator       audit may provide some clue as to what the results
  In the past, suspected Sunshine Law violations             The survey showed that citizens are getting more by having board members send their written                 would be if we asked that question here.
were reported only by reporters and editors who            aggressive in challenging unannounced meetings, recommendations out of county to a state agency
didn’t see them as inside baseball or something            though there is little they can do except to take the to be tabulated and returned.                           FRANK GIBSON is executive director of the
that only journalists cared about. Nowadays, more          body to court. That costs money citizens don’t have     In Claiborne County, the local paper reported         Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and a
papers are reporting them because the stories reflect       or don’t want to spend. Frustration is cheaper, so that the county commission voted to ask the                longtime editor and reporter at The Tennessean
conflict between the citizens and their government.         you don’t see many suits.                             county mayor to resign. A source on the commis-         in Nashville. TCOG is a press and public alliance
I’ve known cases which weren’t reported because              Unlike the public records act, the Sunshine Law sion reported that 16 of the 21 members voted for           dedicated to improving and preserving Tennessee’s
reporters and editors didn’t have the time or good         doesn’t allow citizens to get their legal fees reim- the motion. The vote was taken by secret ballot.         open government laws. One can reach him at
enough sources to find out what happened inside             bursed. They have no place to go for legal advice       The Jackson Sun reported that a Madison      or by calling (615) 202-2685. Find
private gatherings, so they avoided the embarrass-         and no place to complain, although some have filed County Commission committee held a series of                other resources on the Coalition’s Web site: www.
ment of what they perceived to be weakness.                complaints with the governor’s office, the state unannounced meetings earlier this year to pick      
  Our survey found 31 examples (14 this year alone)        comptroller and the local district attorney. None a fellow commissioner to become the county’s

                                                 A Pennsylvania native, Bennett had         munity news and main copy desk. She         positions at the News & Advance, the         Project. She met her future husband,
   Sharon J. Arms                              resided in Maryville many years, and         served as president of the Knoxville        Las Vegas Sun, The Leaf-Chronicle,           Robert H. Dyer, there. She worked at The
      Former DPA employee                      he was a 1950 graduate of Maryville          Newspaper Guild.                            Clarksville, and The News-Examiner in        Oak Ridger from 1975 to 1978.
                                               College.                                       Reared in Geraldine, Ala., she gradu-     Gallatin. Brooks retired in 2002.              She leaves three sons, Lawrence A.
  Sharon Jean Arms, an employee of               He was a member of the Knoxville           ated from Auburn University in 1985.          He worked for his community in many        Dyer of Snellville, Ga., Richard D.
The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens, for           chapter of the American Newspaper              Before joining the News Sentinel,         ways, including service on the Sumner        Dyer of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Dean P.
16 years, died Sept. 23 at her home in         Guild and a former president of the          she worked on several newspapers in         Foundation Board of Directors.               Dyer of Oak Ridge; six grandchildren
Cleveland. She was 47.                         Clinton Optimist Club.                       Alabama and Pennsylvania and for USA          Brooks loved knowledge and was an          and six great-grandchildren; and her
  She leaves her husband, Randy P.               He leaves his wife of 55 years, Ilda; a    Today. She had been at the Ledger-En-       expert on Greek and Roman history and        former husband.
Arms; children, Tessa Smithy of Cleve-         son, Duncan G. Bennett; three daugh-         quirer since 2000, first as a copy editor    the War Between the States.
land, Candace Hewitt of Cookeville,            ters, Rosalind Magnuson, Rebecca Ann         and page designer and since about 18          He leaves his wife, Martha (Marty)
Summer Hughes of Carrollton, Ky. and           Bennett and Adrienne Bennett; and            months ago, as a police reporter.           Brooks of Gallatin, and two daughters,         Aloda G. Gentry
Tomorrow Brock of Panama City Beach,           three grandchildren.                           She leaves her husband, Paul Bennett,     Tammy Dawn Brooks of Henderson,                    Courier correspondent
Fla.; and four grandchildren.                                                               and a son, Cody.                            Nev. and Emily Margaret Brooks of
                                                                                                                                        Gallatin.                                      Aloda Gwaltney Gentry, longtime
                                                 Melanie Bennett                                                                                                                     columnist for the Carthage Courier, died
Duncan C. Bennett                                      Former copy editor                    Frederick Brooks                                                                        Sept. 14 in Lebanon. She was 86.
            Former editor                                                                            Retired publisher                   Mary Cunningham                               Gentry’s final column appeared a
                                                 Melanie Bennett, a former copy edi-                                                           Once with Oak Ridger                  week after her death. She was a native
  Duncan C. Bennett, former newspa-            tor with the News Sentinel, Knoxville,         Frederick (Fred) Brooks, former pub-                                                   of Donelson and a homemaker. She was
per editor, died Nov. 17 at his home in        died Oct. 25 at her home in Columbus,        lisher of The News-Examiner, Gallatin,        Mary Ruth Cunningham Dyer of               a member of Brush Creek United Meth-
Maryville. He was 80.                          Ga. She was 42.                              died Nov. 14. He was 57.                    Weston, W.Va. died of cancer Sept. 15        odist Church, where she had served as
  He was news editor of The Knoxville            Bennett was a reporter at the Colum-         He began his career in newspapers         in Morgan, W.Va. She was 80.                 communion coordinator and a Sunday
News-Sentinel and the Clinton Courier-         bus Ledger-Enquirer. She worked at the       as a proof runner at the News & Daily         A West Virginia native, she moved to       school teacher.
News and served as public relations            News Sentinel from 1994 until 2000 as        Advance in Lynchburg, Va. Through the       Oak Ridge in 1943 to work as an admin-
director at Maryville College.                 a sports department copy editor, com-        succeeding years, he filled management       istrative assistant in the Manhattan               SEE OBITUARIES, PAGE 12
12                                                                               The Tennessee Press                                                                                            DECEMBER 2005

                          SCAMA schedules 2006 conference                                                                  OBITUARIES
                                                                                                                          FROM PAGE 11
  The Southern Classified Advertising    of SCAMA. To learn more about the        askee, Jesse Shockley and Matthew                                                      achievement award from the Newspa-
Managers Association (SCAMA) will
hold its annual conference Feb. 10
                                        conference, one can consult the Web
                                        site,, or contact Hugh
                                                                                 Moore, Chattanooga Times Free Press;
                                                                                 Tanya Hensley and Pam Gosnell, The
                                                                                                                            Thomas F Jones
                                                                                                                                    .                                   per Special Sections Network for his
                                                                                                                                                                        contributions to newspaper special
through 15, 2006 in Mobile, Ala.        J. Rushing, executive officer, at (205)   Greeneville Sun; Lee Hugenard, Citizen         Was with Tennessean                     sections and specialty publications. He
  Headquarters will be the River View   823-3448 or           Tribune, Morristown; and Joi Whaley,                                                   spoke not about his battle with cancer,
Plaza Hotel.                              The Web site lists SCAMA members       The Mountain Press, Sevierville.           Thomas F. (Tom) Jones, who was              but about ways that newspapers can
  Managers from 17 states are members   from Tennessee as being Mike Mach-                                                retired from The Tennessean, Nash-            use their position and influence within
                                                                                                                          ville, died Oct. 15 after a long illness.     each of their communities to make a
                                                                                                                          He was 70.                                    difference in the fight against cancer. He
                                                                                                                            The Nashville native leaves his wife of     made the plea that everyone go back to
                                                                                                                          49 years, Betty; a daughter, Sandra; a son,   their publications and initiate cancer-
                                                                                                                          Thomas Scott; and a grandson.                 related efforts such as special sections,
                                                                                                                                                                        specialty publications and special event
                                                                                                                            Andrew Shapiro                                Metro Creative Graphics is establish-
                                                                                                                                     Metro principal                    ing a foundation in Shapiro’s name
                                                                                                                                                                        that will bring together the efforts of
                                                                                                                            Andrew E. Shapiro, who commit-              publications everywhere that want to
                                                                                                                          ted his adult life                            help make a difference. “As an industry
                                                                                                                          to newspapers                                 we have the resources and influence
                                                                                                                          through the busi-                             that makes this possible,” said a state-
                                                                                                                          ness his grandfather                          ment from Metro. “Once established,
                                                                                                                          began in 1910, Metro                          the purpose of the foundation will be
                                                                                                                          Creative Graphics,                            to raise funds for cancer research that
                                                                                                                          died Oct. 24 after a                          will be donated to the American Cancer
                                                                                                                          two-year battle with                          Society and Canadian Cancer Society,”
                                                                                                                          cancer. He was 63.                            it said. Information on tax-deductible
                                                                                                                            In August, Shapiro Shapiro                  donations to the foundation will be
                                                                                                                          accepted a lifetime                           available soon from Metro.

                                                                                                                                    DECEMBER 1955                                 DECEMBER 1980

                                                                                                                            The Inter American Press Associ-              The 1981 UT-TPA Press Association
                                                                                                                          ation’s new president was James G.            Press Institute was to open with a speech
                                                                                                                          Stahlman, publisher of the Nashville          by Roland Weeks Jr., president of the
                                                                                                                          Banner. Freedom of the press was the          Southern Newspaper Publishers Asso-
                                                                                                                          main objective of the organization.           ciation, and close with one by Michael
                                                                                                                            Frank Robinson, ad director of              Gartner, president of the Des Moines
                                                                                                                          Bristol Newspapers, returned to his           Register and Tribune Co.
                                                                                                                          hometown to become publisher of the             A newspaper has “not only the right
                                                                                                                          Elizabethton Star.                            but the duty to print the names of
                                                                                                                            Clyde B. Emert, owner-publisher of          juveniles” when they are involved in
                                                                                                                          The Maryville Alcoa Times since it was        newsworthy events, a Lebanon judge
                                                                                                                          a weekly back in 1915, sold the newspa-       said in a ruling favoring The Lebanon
                                                                                                                          per to Tutt S. Bradford, then publisher       Democrat in a $75,000 libel suit. The
                                                                                                                          of the Bristol Herald Courier. Bradford       case involved the shooting death of a
                                                                                                                          severed his connection with Bristol and       cab driver and the involvement of a
                                                                                                                          became publisher of the Times.                teenage girl.
                                                                                                                            Checks came from all over the state,          Zelma Copeland was the subject of a
                                                                                                                          particularly from small newspapers, in        “Meet Your TPA Staff ” feature in The
                                                                                                                          response to a solicitation for sustaining     Tennessee Press. A 20-year veteran of
                                                                                                                          members of the National Editorial             TPA, she was the office manager.
                                                                                                                          Association.                                    Tom Franklin was named publisher of
                                                                                                                            Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher of        The Lexington Progress by his mother,
                                                                                                                          the New York Times the past 20 years,         Kathleen Franklin, owner and widow of
                                                                                                                          became publisher of The Chattanooga           W.T. (Jew) Franklin, who had died.
                                                                                                                            “The freedom to have a contrary view        all about. So far.”
                                                                                                                          is what freeexpression in American is                  Burl Osborne, publisher, 1991

                                                                                                                               TPA Legal Hotline
                                                                                                                           has new telephone number
                                                                                                                             Rick Hollow, TPA’s general counsel and provider of the TPA
                                                                                                                                 legal hotline service, has established a new firm—
                                                                                                                                                Hollow & Hollow, LLC.
                                                                                                                                   His new telephone number is (865) 769-1715.
DECEMBER 2005                                                                            The Tennessee Press                                                                                                            13

Pepe named publisher of The Commercial Appeal                                                                                               Chairman continues review
  Joseph Pepe,
an experienced
n e w s p a p e r
                                            dynamic local news organizations in
                                            America for many years to come,”
                                            said Richard A. Boehne, executive
                                                                                         and leading strategic planning and
                                                                                         marketing efforts. He was advertising
                                                                                         director for The Times from 1991 to
                                                                                                                                             of circulation categories
e x e c u t iv e w i t h                    vice president for Scripps and head          1995.                                              BY ANGEL GRESHAM                     ability to show your “fun” side! Use this
an extensive                                of the company’s newspaper division.           Pepe left Howard Publications and                   Circulation director              category to showcase your willingness
background in                               “Joe Pepe has the energy, creativity         The Times in 1999 to become publisher              Shelbyville Times-Gazette            to provide creative innovativeness in
strategic business                          and experience necessary to guide            of the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun,                                                     your market!
planning, marketing                         that great newspaper to continued            where he guided the newspaper’s                Every day circulation directors            Some of the items you need to send
and adver tising                            journalistic and economic success in         transition as part of the Los Angeles       struggle to reinvent the wheel with         with your entry are:
s a l e s, h a s b e e n     Pepe           this adventuresome chapter of media          Newspaper Group, which had just been        single copy promotions, home delivery         •ROP ads showing the contests rules
named president                             history.”                                    created by MediaNews Group Inc.             promotions and third party deals that       and regulations
and publisher of The Commercial               Suburban Journals of St. Louis               From 1984 to 1991, Pepe served            not only will grow numbers, but also          •Rack cards promoting the contest
Appeal, Memphis. The appointment            was owned and operated by Pulitzer           in a variety of roles with Gannett          increase readership for our respective        •Pictures of your winners
was effective Nov. 3. The Commercial        Inc. until June, when Pulitzer was           Co., including corporate director of        newspapers. It is these creative efforts      •Pictures of banners used for the
Appeal is owned and operated by The         acquired by Lee Enterprises. Pepe            customer service; president and chief       that fuel the TPA Advertising/Circula-      promotion
E. W. Scripps Co.                           managed the transition resulting             operating officer at The Tennessean,         tion Ideas Contest.                           •Details on how the winners were
  Pepe comes to Memphis from the            from Pulitzer’s acquisition of the           Nashville; vice president and general          Our efforts this year are geared         chosen
Suburban Journals of St. Louis,             community newspaper group in 2000.           manager at the El Paso (Texas) Times;       toward           increasing entries and       •Be sure to include the dates of the
a group of 38 weekly newspapers               Before joining Suburban Journals,          and president and publisher of The          excitement for the contest. This month      promotion
and three niche magazines with 420          Pepe worked eight years for Howard           Bellingham (Wa.) Herald.                    is the third installment of detailing              Best Retention Program
employees and a combined circulation        Publications Inc. and for The Times,           Pepe, 49, has a bachelor’s degree in      entry categories to ward off some of          Circulation budgets always contain a
of 1.2 million. Pepe served as president    the company’s newspaper in Munster,          journalism from the University of           the confusion the many categories           “start pressure” budget which usually
of Suburban Journals of St. Louis           Ind. From 1991 to 1999 he was corporate      Oklahoma. He has taught in the executive    create. This month the highlighted          seems unreachable. Circulation direc-
since 2000. During his tenure, he           director of advertising and marketing        program at Northwestern University’s        categories are:                             tors use kiosks, sales crews, carrier
was credited with increasing the            for Howard Publications, advising 17         Medill School of Journalism and                •Best Bulk Promotion                     promotion and many other vehicles to
community newspaper g roup’s                daily newspaper publishers and their         participated in executive development          •Best Reader Contest                     obtain the number of starts needed to
operating efficiencies, improving           marketing managers on organizational         and management seminars at the                 •Best Subscriber Retention Pro-          meet the start budget. This category
the content and graphic design of its       development, strate gic g rowth              American Press Institute.                   gram                                        highlights the best efforts to KEEP those
publications, expanding advertising         initiatives, budgeting, staffing and           Pepe succeeds John Wilcox, who                      Best Bulk Promotion               starts. This is all about retention, not
market share and achieving double-          operations. In 1995 he took on added         earlier this year was named publisher           Party sales is defined as copies or      acquisition!
digit revenue and profit growth.             responsibilities as senior associate         of The San Francisco Examiner.                subscriptions purchased in quanti-          Have you and your staff devised a
  “We believe The Commercial Appeal         publisher at The Times, serving as the         In Tennesse. Scripps also owns the         ties of 11 or more which promote the       method of keeping your customers
can be one of the most relevant and         newspaper’s chief operating officer          News Sentinel, Knoxville.                    professional or business interests of      rather than churning them? Have you
                                                                                                                                       the purchaser. All copies bought by       worked with your customer service to
Scantland becomes Macon County Times publisher                                                                                       hotels or restaurants for free distribu-
                                                                                                                                       tion to their guests and by sponsors
                                                                                                                                                                                 create customer contact that increases
                                                                                                                                                                                 your retention rate rather than your
                                                                                                                                          for free distribution to hospital      churn rate? Have you implemented
  Judy Scantland                            who retired.                                 ers Association, Women’s Council of         patients and nursing home residents,        a plan that details the importance of
was recently named                            After a three-year departure from the      Homebuilders, Noon Exchange Club             irrespective of the number of copies,      saving a customer rather than getting a
publisher of The Ma-                        newspaper industry, Scantland said she       and other organizations.                       would qualify as third party sales.      new one? If you have, then you have an
con County Times,                           is excited about working at the paper          She also works with Habitat for Hu-          There are two types of third party       entry for this category! Show off your
Lafayette. She began                        and in the community. To boost the           manity, the Arthritis Association and       sales, direct and sponsored. Direct sales   talents in customer service as well as
serving in the posi-                        publication, Scantland said she hopes to     the American Red Cross. She serves on       may be defined as those sales involv-        your commitment to your customers.
tion on Oct. 17.                            come up with different ways to package       the board of directors of the Rutherford    ing the purchase of copies where the          Some of the items you can use for this
  Scantland, a Ruth- Scantland              local interest stories and report ac-        County American Cancer Society, is          purchaser controls all aspects of the       category are as follows:
erford County native,                       curately newsworthy happenings. She          president of the Rutherford County          distribution.                                 •Postcards sent to new subscrib-
is a 29-year veteran                        also said she has plans to work closely      Sheriff ’s Citizens Alumni Association         Direct third party sales involve         ers or to subscribers who have had
of the newspaper business. She brings       with advertisers.                            and incident commander for the Com-         a single purchaser of newspapers            service issues
with her experience from The Tennes-          Scantland is an associate member           munity Emergency Response Team              for a specific event or distribution           •Welcome or miss-you letters to
sean, Nashville, and The Daily News         of the Middle Tennessee Association          through the Rutherford County Emer-         program.                                    your customers
Journal, Murfreesboro.                      of Realtors, Women’s Council of Real-        gency Management Association.                  Sponsored sales may be defined as           •Interoffice signage promoting good
  Scantland replaces Truett Langston,       tors, Rutherford County Homebuild-             In her leisure time, she enjoys be-       those sales involving the solicitation      retention efforts
                                                                                         ing with her grandchildren, Taylor          of funds from more than one sponsor           •Carrier memos or flyers reflecting
                                                                                         and Faith Westbrooks, and attending         for contribution to a specific third party   a commitment to retention efforts
TRACKS                                                                                   sporting events with her family and         sales program. An example of this type        •Reward programs geared toward
                                                                                         friends.                                    of sale is when subscriber “vacation        customer retention efforts
  The Seymour Herald recently hired         public relations manager for Blount                                                      donation” monies are contributed to a         You will also need to submit:
two full-time staff members and two         Memorial Hospital, Maryville, has been                                                   Meals-on-Wheels program.                      •Circulation size
interns. Lawana Lavrrar joined the
staff as an advertising account repre-
                                            named director of communications on
                                            the University of Tennessee System
                                                                                          AP provides stories                           Some of the items you need to send
                                                                                                                                     with your entry are but not limited to
sentative. Earlier she worked for the
Democrat News in Fredericktown, Mo.
                                            staff. Stafford joined Blount Memorial
                                            in 1999 after six years with the News
                                                                                          on open meetings                           the following:
                                                                                                                                        •ROP ads detailing the program
                                                                                                                                                                                   •Length of promotion
                                                                                                                                                                                   •Any other information detailing
Darrin Devault was hired as marketing       Sentinel.                                      The Associated Press has made a              •Letters sent to potential sponsors      your subscriber retention efforts
director and also lends support to the        “Gina Stafford’s broad-based knowl-        package of stories on the increase of          •Flyers distributed promoting the          Contests are usually very exciting,
editorial staff. Most recently he was       edge and experience in publicrelations       Open Meetings Law violations available      program                                     and this year’s Ideas Contest should not
public relations director and journal-      and print reporting will make her a          to all Tennessee newspapers.                   •Rack cards used promoting the           be any different! Begin gathering your
ism instructor at Northwest Missis-         key person on our team,” said Hank             A year after a statewide public records   program                                     entry ideas now so you will not miss
sippi Community College. He earned          Dye, UT’s vice president for public          audit found that one-third of govern-          •Bill stuffers used                      a chance to win for your newspaper!
bachelor’s and master’s degrees from        and governmental relations. “We are          ment agencies denied access to public          •Direct mail pieces                      Remember to be creative and, most of
the University of Memphis and served        pleased that she’ll be joining us in our     records, another disturbing trend has                 Best Reader Contest               all, have fun with all of it. I look forward
as an adjunct instructor.                   efforts to tell the UT story.”               been identified in Tennessee’s open gov-        Reader contest are promotions that       to seeing and hearing all of the great
  Casey McMahan is serving as an              Before her promotion to public rela-       ernment laws. The number of suspected       get our readers active in the product.      ideas in April.
editorial intern. He is a journalism        tions manager at Blount Memorial in          violations of the state’s open meetings     Reader contests are not judged by the
major at the University of Tennessee,       2003, Stafford worked as a public rela-
                                            tions coordinator with the hospital for
                                                                                         law has increased dramatically over the     “prize” given, but the creativity and        Metro offers content free
Knoxville. Brandon L. Jones also                                                         past three years, a new report says.        freshness of the promotion. Reader
joined the editorial staff as an intern.    four years. Stafford began her career as       Embargoed for publication until           contest can be geared toward younger         Hispanic PR Wire and Metro Creative
He is a student at Pellissippi State Com-   a journalist at the News Sentinel in 1993.   Nov. 28, the package was posted on the      readers, older readers, new subscrib-       Graphics and Editorial Services are
munity College.                             She covered health care and general as-      Tennessee Coalition for Open Govern-        ers or even the loyal customer base         providing a database of imagery and
  Gina Stafford, former News Sentinel,      signment news for six years and wrote        ment Web site,, and is        that we all have. The best aspect of        photography. The service is at www.
Knoxville, reporter and most recently       a twice-monthly fitness column.               still available.                            reader contest is that you have the
14                                                                                        The Tennessee Press                                                                                                 DECEMBER 2005

 Exciting future in store for newspaper training                                                                                                                                         HOW TO CONTACT US

                                                                                                                                                                                          Tennessee Press Association
         BY KEVIN SLIMP                      to look at other types of training, in       of training. It might be of interest to     classes led by re-
        TPS technology director              addition to regional training events         note that the TPS staff investigated a      nowned instructors                                 Mail: 435 Montbrook Lane,
                                             and other training opportunities our as-     similar idea almost six years ago, but      in state of the art lab                            Knoxville, TN 37919
  Tennessee Press                            sociation offers on an ongoing basis.        many of our members were still using        environments.
Association has                                Art Ridgway, Knoxville News Senti-         dialup Internet service at the time.          I’ve grown to ap-                                Phone: (865) 584-5761
achieved a repu-                             nel, brought up the idea of online train-      Testing is going well and I anticipate    preciate our pro-
tation for leading                           ing over the Internet. He mentioned          rolling out online training over the tn-    gram even more of                                  Fax: (865) 558-8687
the way when it                              how difficult it is for staff members to Web site within the next few      late as I’ve visited
comes to techni-                             leave for a full day to attend training in   months. We’ll keep you posted.              other campuses to                                  Web:
cal training in the                          another city. Ridgway suggested that                  INT has record session             lead training events
newspaper indus-                             offering training that could be accessed       It’s difficult to imagine we’re already    for other press asso-                              E-mail: (name)
try, and exciting                            on the computer desktop might be of          making plans for the 2006 session of the    ciations. Our facili-
changes are in store         Slimp           great benefit to our newspapers. Other        Institute of Newspaper Technology.          ties and instructors                               Those with boxes, listed
as we look toward                            committee members chimed in with             Over the past few days, I’ve received       are unmatched.                                     alphabetically:
the future.                                  similar comments.                            requests from publishers in several           Here is a sampling
  Scott Critchlow, Union City Daily            Over the past few months, I’ve been        states who are looking for information      of responses from                                  Laurie Alford (lalford)
Messenger, chairs the Technology Com-        testing options in online training to        concerning next year’s session.             the 2005 Institute
mittee of Tennessee Press Association.       see what might work for our group.             We ended up with a total of 63 partici-   evaluations:                                       Pam Corley (pcorley)
At our meeting in February, members          The Technology Committee suggested           pants in the October 2005 Institute.          “I can’t think of a
of the committee, representing news-         short, weekly training sessions based          Representing newspapers spanning          thing that would im-                               Moody Castleman
papers of all sizes across the state, took   on offering one skill or tip in newspaper    from Edmonton (Alberta) and Saska-          prove the Institute.                                (mcastleman)
part in a vocal discussion concerning        pagination or a related subject. With        toon (Saskatchewan) in Canada to New        My only regret is
steps we could take to make training         high-speed Internet access becoming          York and Vermont in the Northeast to        that I didn’t bring my                             Angelique Dunn (adunn)
even more accessible to our members.         commonplace among our newspapers,            Colorado in the West and most of the        entire staff !”—Matt
A common theme seemed to be the need         the time seems right to initiate this type   Southern states, the Institute included     Yeager, publisher,                                 Beth Elliott (belliott)

       Board approves SP Contests changes                                                                                             W.Va.
                                                                                                                                        “What a fabulous
                                                                                                                                      session! This expe-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Robyn Gentile (rgentile)

                                                                                                                                                                                         Kelley Hampton (khampton)
  Six changes to the State Press Contests                                                 entry. (Personal sports columns would       rience opened my world with so much
                                             includes staff names with nomination                                                                                                        Kathy Hensley (khensley)
were approved Nov. 12 by the Tennessee                                                    not qualify and should be entered in the    focus. Keep up the fantastic work!”—Pam
Press Association Board of Directors.                                                     “personal column” category.)                O’Donnell, production manager, Man-
                                               B. Individual names, when provided,                                                                                                       Barry Jarrell (bjarrell)
The changes were recommended by                                                             4. Number of entries. For writ-           chester, N.H.
                                             will be recognized in the awards presen-
the Contests Committee. Henry Stokes,                                                     ing awards, newspapers may submit             “I should have started this years ago!”—
                                             tation in a format that does not lengthen                                                                                                   Brenda Mays (bmays)
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis,                                                           up to two entries (reflecting the work       Dick Plum, publisher, Ripley, W.Va.
                                             the ceremony. The method of doing this,
chairman, presented the committee’s                                                       product of two staff members) in each         “The Institute was great! Lots of infor-
                                             such as including names on PowerPoint                                                                                                       Amanda Pearce (apearce)
report.                                                                                   category.                                   mation at very affordable price. Weather
                                             slides or awards ceremony programs,
  The changes, effective with the 2006                                                      5. Contest fees will rise from $7 to      was great. Location fantastic. Instructors
                                             will be a UT-TPA staff decision.                                                                                                            Greg Sherrill (gsherrill)
contests, are as follows:                                                                 $8 for each entry. The additional dol-      were top notch! Does it get any better than
                                               3. Contest category changes
  1. Nomenclature. Standardize                                                            lar will either be paid to UT or used       this?”—Unsigned Evaluation
                                               A. Combine “general excellence” with                                                                                                      Kevin Slimp (kslimp)
the following terminology regarding                                                       to offset additional contest expense                Latest books for designers
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                                                                                                  INT sessions Oct. 10-13
                                                                                                                PHOTOS BY STEVE LAKE | PULASKI CITIZEN

                                                                                                                                                         Alan Mores, Harlan Newspapers, Harlan,
                                                                          Lisa Griffin, Ray Davis Co., Selma, Ala., and Deborah Goodwin,                  Iowa
From left, Leanne Metz, Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association, Edmonton,   Selma (Ala.) Times-Journal
Alberta, Canada; Tina Kocher, Jackson Newspapers, Ripley, W.Va.; Lynn
Grillo, Adobe Systems, New York, N.Y.; and Deborah Goodwin, Selma
(Ala.) Times-Journal.

From left, Lawanda Fralix, Lewisburg; BlytheTomilson, Pulaski;
Danette Williams, Shelbyville; and Scott Stewart, Pulaski

                                                                          Clockwise from left, John McNair, UT; Lisa Griffin, Ray Davis Co., Selma, Ala.; Deborah Goodwin; Wendy
                                                                          Stewart, Elizabethton Star; and Nathan Simpson, The Kentucky Standard, Bardstown, Ky.

Karl Kuntz, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch

                                                                                                                                          Karl Kuntz, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
                                                                                                              Russell Viers,
                                                                                                              Kansas City,

                                                                                                                     Wendy Stewart,
                                                                                                                     Star, and Nathan
                                                                                                                     S i m p s o n ,
                                                                                                                     T h e Ke n t u ck y
Kevin Slimp speaks while David Leamon, Times Beacon Record Newspapers, East Setauket, N.Y., left, and Scott          Standard,
Stewart, Pulaski Citizen, listen.                                                                                    Bardstown, Ky.
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              Mailings coming from TPA
  Be on the lookout for two mailings     something additional, someone can call
this month from the Tennessee Press      Robyn Gentile, (865) 584-5761, or e-mail
Association.                             her at
  Statements for 2006 dues, along with
press cards and auto decals, and will                 Free flow
be mailed first. Toward the end of the     “The signing away of First Amend-
month, TPA will mail directories and     ment rights continues unabated.”
strip calendars.
  As always, if a newspaper needs
                                                            Angus Mackenzie
                                                    Journalism professor, 1993
                                                                                           Happy Holidays
    Editors, reporters                                                                      from our Staff!

  and ad staff members,                                                                     Accounting

        heads up!                                                                           Seated: Brenda Mays, accounting services
                                                                                            representative and Kathy Hensley, accounting
                                                                                            services representative
                                                                                            Standing: Laurie Alford, business controller
    Yesterday would’ve been a good day                                                                                                                                                                    Y
          to begin reserving copies
     of editorial matter, photos and ads                                                                                                                                                                  K
            that might be entered
                    in the
     2006 UT-TPA State Press Contests.                                                                                                     Clipping
                                                                                                                                           Seated: Mary Byers, reader and Brenda
  If you didn’t do that, how about today?                                                                                                  Leek, tabber
                                                                                                                                           Standing: Jeanie Bell, reader; Beth Elliott,
                                                                                                                                           network advertising manager/ clipping
       The deadline for entry                                                                                                              bureau manager; Holly Craft, reader and
                                                                                                                                           Linda Johnson, reader

       is coming in less than
      three months—Feb. 18!
                                                                                             Seated: Barry Jarrell, director of
                                                                                             advertising and Moody Castle-
        Ad and circulation                                                                   man, new business development

                                                                                             Standing: Amanda Pearce, print
         staff members,                                                                      media buyer; Pam Corley, senior
                                                                                             print media buyer; Kelley Hamp-
                                                                                             ton, print media buyer and Jackie
            heads up!                                                                        Roberson, tearsheeter

    Yesterday would’ve been a good day                                                                                                            Member Services
                                                                                                                                                  Seated: Robyn Gentile, member
          to begin reserving copies                                                                                                               services manager and Angelique
                                                                                                                                                  Dunn, administrative assistant
       of ad and circulation materials                                                                                                            Standing: Kevin Slimp, director
            that might be entered                                                                                                                 of technology and Greg Sherrill,
                                                                                                                                                  executive director
                    in the                                                                                                                        Inset: Elenora Edwards, manag-
                                                                                                                                                  ing editor,
   Advertising/Circulation Ideas Contest.                                                                                                         The Tennessee
  If you didn’t do that, how about today?

       The deadline for entry
       is coming in less than
       two months—Jan. 20!

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