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2015 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors contest call for entries coming soon


Mark your calendars for the TAPB/TAPME awards banquet to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Marriott Vanderbilt, 2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203.


Please watch for the call for entries.


AP names news editor for Tenn., Kentucky bureaus 

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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National News Engagement Day


Students at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., took a pledge to engage in news daily as part of National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, which encourages people of all ages to explore news and raise awareness about being informed and discover the benefits of news.  Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the day also provided an opportunity to better educate the public about the press’ principles and First Amendment rights.  At Lee, students of Dr. Patty Silverman (pictured here) also downloaded the AP Mobile app to stay informed about top news stories across the nation and world.


  Nashville Skyline

2014 Tennessee Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards Announced March 22 in Nashville


The 2014 Tennessee AP Broadcaster and Newspaper Awards were announced recognizing Tennessee AP members and staffers for outstanding performance in broadcast and print journalism.


For a complete list of broadcast winners, please click here.

For a complete list of newspaper winners, please click here.



2014 College Awards Luncheon and Career Session March 22 at First Amendment Center


The Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Tennessee APME Best of College awards were announced on Saturday, March 22 recognizing Tennessee student journalists for outstanding performance in college journalism.


For a complete list of college broadcast and print winners, click here.


The program was held in Nashville at the First Amendment Center.

  2013 TN Photo of the Year

Knoxville's Efird wins AP Photo of the Year 2013


The 2013 Tennessee AP Photo of the Year winner is Paul Efird of the Knoxville News Sentinel.  His aerial photo shows emergency workers responding to a crash involving a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge in northeast Tennessee on Oct. 2, 2013.  Eight people were killed and 14 were injured when the bus crossed the median and struck the other two vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.


The winner was announced at the Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Tennessee AP Media Editors Awards Presentation Saturday, March 22, in Nashville.  Efird will receive a framed copy of his photograph and $300. 


The Photo of the Year is chosen from photos submitted by AP member newspapers each month.

  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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