Main Street Media of Tennessee, which owns eight community newspapers including the Murfreesboro Post, received 56 awards at the Tennessee Press Association’s 2019 awards ceremony held last Thursday in Chattanooga.
The Post won 10 awards, including the first-place award for best website in its circulation category.
“We are fortunate to have so many talented employees in our company” said Dave Gould, the publisher of the Post and owner of Main Street Media of Tennessee “We have outstanding journalists, photographers, designers and others who work very hard to produce excellent newspapers for our readers.”
Reporter Jason Reynolds received a fourth-place award for best feature photo and a fifth-place award for best investigate reporting with articles about multiple legal issues for sheriff’s department employees.
“This series reveals a troubling pattern in Rutherford County law enforcement. The reporters did a good job of tracking these reports, and shining a light on the problem,” a contest judge wrote.
Reynolds was also part of the staff award for fifth place in Best Business Coverage and fourth place for Best Education Reporting.
The Post staff received a second-place award for Best News Reporting for coverage of the Candy Crush operation and a second-place award for Best Headline Writing.
This year, the Texas Press Association judged 1,406 entries from 72 of the Tennessee Press Association’s 129 member newspapers. The University of Tennessee has cosponsored the annual contest since 1940.