11 UT-Tennessee Press Association awards challenge us to improve more
The numerous awards won by The Daily Times news and advertising departments in recent weeks are not laurels on which we will rest but a challenge for continual improvement.
We are especially proud of the first place award for Public Service in the University of Tennessee — Tennessee Press Association awards announced over the weekend. We think it is the highest award we can win because it is our goal to be of service to Blount County and our readers.
The series entitled “Eyes Wide Open” which focused on the homeless problem in Blount County won the special Meeman Foundation Award.
We are also very pleased with our first places in Sports Writing and in Sports Coverage.
The Times’ entries placed second in competition with newspapers under 50,000 circulation in Make-Up and Appearance, Headline Writing and Community Lifestyles and third in Business Coverage.
Competition for the best Sunday edition placed all newspapers, regardless of circulation, in the same category. The Times finished fourth behind the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Nashville Tennessean and the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.
Other details were published in the Sunday edition.
The awards are the result of a team effort by all departments of The Daily Times to produce the best product we can in a community of our size. News, advertising, production and circulation work with a well-qualified management team.
And we would be remiss not to recognize the important part the community plays in our effort to produce a newspaper that meets your needs and desires. We are human and will never reach total perfection, but that does not stand in our way of trying to be the best we can be.
We appreciate the support of each of you readers!