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Time to register for the 2015 TAPB-TAPME awards banquet March 28!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and APME awards presentation on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Marriott Vanderbilt in Nashville


All winners will be announced at the awards presentation, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation.


For a list of finalists, click here.


For a banquet registration form, click here.


The deadline for the awards presentation is Monday, March 23.  The cost of the banquet is $55 per person by check or $57 by PayPal, and includes two drink tickets.


A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Marriott Vanderbilt at the discounted rate of $179. The deadline to book the room at the discounted rate of $179 is March 7.


To book your room at the Marriott, please click here:   Book your group rate: TAPB Banquet >>, or you can call the hotel directly at (615) 321-1300 and ask for in-house reservations.  Be sure to tell them you are making a reservation for the Tennessee Associated Press Awards Banquet to assure you get the rate. It is located at 2555 Wend End Ave. in Nashville.  







          John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt University


Time to register for the 2015 AP College Career Day March 28!


Registration is now open for the 2015 Tennessee AP College Career Day and College Awards Luncheon Saturday, March 28, at the First Amendment Center in the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville.


For college students who are serious about pursuing a journalism career, this is an event you will not want to miss.  The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration and a welcome reception, followed by seminars with professional broadcasters and media editors from across Tennessee, a college awards lunchon to honor the best college journalism in Tennessee produced in all formats, and one-on-one sessions for college journalists who want to meet with news directors, editors, producers and other professionals to get direct feedback about their work.  The event will conclude about 3:30 p.m.


The College Career Day and Awards Luncheon are open to all college journalists whether or not they entered the contest.


For a list of college awards finalists, click here.  Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon.


To register for the College Career Day, click here for a registration form.  The luncheon is $15 per person by check and $16 by PayPal.  If you do not want to attend the luncheon, there is no charge to register for the sessions and one-on-one critiques.  The deadline to register is Monday, March 23.


The Seigenthaler Center is located at 1207 18th Ave. South in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University.


Students are welcome to attend the 2015 Tennessee AP Broadcasters and APME Professional Awards Banquet Saturday evening, March 28, at the Marriott Vanderbilt, 2555 West End Ave.  The evening starts at 5:30 p.m.  The cost for students and advisers is $25 per person by check and $26 by PayPal.


If you plan to attend both the College Career Day and Awards Luncheon AND the Professional Awards Banquet, please complete both forms.  Click here for the professional awards banquet registration form.


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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