By Clint Confehr
FRANKLIN, TN — The Tennessee Tribune was recognized by the Tennessee Press Association as an award-winning newspaper, according to results released during the TPA’s summer convention in the Cool Springs Conference Center.
Tennessee Tribune journalist Peter White is congratulated for a series of investigative stories on Fort Negley, exposing shenanigans by Metro Nashville officials and developers in their attempt to capitalize on property dedicated as public park land. White’s work was deemed a “Public Service.”
“Peter’s work at the Tribune has brought a new dimension to our news coverage,” Tribune Publisher Rosetta Miller Perry said. “Our readers are the beneficiaries of his talent and dedication to American journalism.”
There were 1,424 entries from 73 newspapers for the Tennessee State Press Contests
Awards cosponsored by TPA and the University of Tennessee. TPA helps its 125 member newspapers by: monitoring legislative activities; providing training; issuing press credentials; and fostering the exchange of information and ideas.
TPA’s summer convention is when new leaders take office. TPA was founded nearly 150 years ago to provide a unified voice for the newspaper industry in Tennessee. Doug Horne, owner of Republic Newspapers, Knoxville, succeeds Eric Barnes, publisher and CEO of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc., Memphis.