Main Street Media Wins 61 Press Association Awards | New
Main Street Media of Tennessee has won 10 first-place awards and one of its 13 newspapers, The Gallatin News, was named the state’s top Division 1 newspaper at the Tennessee Press Association Awards last Friday.
Overall, the company received 61 Top 5 awards.
âThe past year has been very difficult for everyone, but our reporters have once again shown why they are some of the best in the state,â said Dave Gould, owner of Main Street Media of Tennessee. âIn all areas, from news to schools, including reports, sports, photos, our team has been repeatedly recognized with TPA awards. I am so proud of them and grateful to have the opportunity to work with them every day.
The Gallatin News victory marks the sixth time in the past six years that a Main Street Media newspaper has been named the best in the state. It was the third Division 1 victory for the Gallatin News, The Wilson Post won twice in Division 2 and The Hendersonville Standard won once in Division 2.
Main Street Nashville won the award for best news coverage for its coverage of the tornadoes that devastated the region in March 2020. Those recognized for the award were journalists Laurie Everett, Jenny Ciali and Roger Fregoso and graphic designer Pam Wingett .
âMain Street Nashville has given its readers an in-depth regional and local perspective on a series of tornadoes that have hit the area,â wrote a judge. âReaders got insight into the damage caused by the tornadoes as well as the community’s response to the disaster. By assessing and describing the damage, the cover brought a strong human perspective to the tragedy. “
Main Street Nashville also won the fourth award for best educational reporting.
The reciprocal judgment is made with the association of another State. This year, the New Jersey Press Association judged 1,208 entries from 79 of the 131 member newspapers of the Tennessee Press Association.