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Update:  Deadline Extended

2015 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors Competition


The 2015 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Newspaper Awards Contest is designed to recognize Tennessee AP members and staffers for outstanding performance in journalism. The competition is open to all AP members in Tennessee and outside Tennessee with designated market areas that extend into Tennessee. To be eligible to enter, entries must be about news, features or sports that occurred solely in Tennessee. Entries must have been broadcast or published in calendar 2014.


NEW THIS YEAR:  The John Seigenthaler Award of  Excellence, in honor of the legendary journalist and advocate for freedom of expression


The deadline has been extended through Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.


The annual awards banquet will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Marriott Vanderbilt, 2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.   To book your room at the Marriott, please click here:   Book your group rate: TAPB Banquet >>, or you can call the hotel directly.  


The deadline to book the room at the discounted rate of $179 is March 7.


For details, please click on the Tennessee AP Broadcasters link or the Tennessee AP Media Editors link in the left hand column. 




          John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt University


2015 Tennessee AP College Competition


The Tennessee AP College Competition is designed to recognize Tennessee student journalists for outstanding performance in college journalism. The contest is open to any college in Tennessee. Entries must have been broadcast or published in calendar year 2014 and should primarily be the work of an undergraduate student or students. They should have been broadcast to an anonymous audience of substantial size or appeared in the campus newspaper or affiliated website. The college contest is conducted by the Tennessee AP Broadcasters and APME. All entries must be submitted online through Better BNC. 


The deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.


The annual awards banquet will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the First Amendment Center in the John Seigenthal Center.


For details, please click on the Tennessee AP College link in the left hand column. 


For questions, please contact Dee Vassar at 615-925-3725 or dvassar@ap.org.




                 Haruka Nuga, Tokyo intern

2015 AP Global Internship program


The Associated Press is now accepting applications from U.S. and international students for the 2015 summer Global News Internship program. The applications must be received between Dec. 10, 2014 and Jan. 12, 2015 to be eligible.


The internship is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. The interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.


For complete information for the application process, please go to Global News Internship program.


Questions may be emailed to internship@ap.org.



                          Scott Stroud

AP names news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky bureaus 

Oct. 15, 2014

The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving, as well as sexual assaults on college campuses in the aftermath of a rape case involving football players at Vanderbilt University, as its news editor for Kentucky and Tennessee.


The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor Lisa Marie Pane.


"Scott is the type of journalist with a track record of finding the most interesting stories to tell, the kinds of stories that inform readers, give a sense of place and explain why they should care. Everywhere he's been, he and his teams have produced high-caliber work," Pane said. "His knowledge and experience in both states makes him uniquely prepared to oversee this fascinating two-state territory."


Stroud, 54, joins the AP from The Tennessean in Nashville, where he has worked for three years as politics and government editor. He also spent seven years as a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky during the 1980s and 1990s.


Among the stories Stroud oversaw during his time at The Tennessean involved the rape case against four former Vanderbilt football players that raised questions about the university's handling of the accusations, police tactics and the media's access to law enforcement documents related to the case.


He previously worked as a metro columnist, political editor and projects reporter at the San Antonio Express-News, where his work included a definitive series about the scarcity of water in Texas. From 1998-2004, he was a reporter for The State newspaper in South Carolina, where he covered the Confederate flag controversy in 2000. He also has been a journalist for various publications in North Carolina and Arkansas.


He has a bachelor's degree in English and history from the University of Michigan.


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  Tennessee AP Joins Facebook

Tennessee Associated Press Members:

We hope you will “like” the page for Tennessee. We want these pages to foster better communication between the AP and its members. We will use the pages to highlight excellent content by AP, behind-the-scenes newsgathering information from AP, staff updates, corporate information from AP, notes about upcoming events and kudos to members for excellent journalism or cooperation. We will also use them to communicate about upcoming industry events and training.

We’d like these Facebook pages to be another way you and your staffs can communicate with us. The pages will be open to the public, and we’re interested to see what kind of feedback we get on Tennessee news.

This is a work in progress, and we’re eager to get your feedback. Please take a second to “like” the appropriate page, and share this information with your staff members so they can do the same. If you have any ideas or thoughts about the page, please send an email to bureau chief Adam Yeomans, give him a call or send a message on the Facebook page.

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