Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville News Sentinel

Infobox Newspaper
name = Knoxville News Sentinel/

caption = The July 27, 2005 front page of the
"Knoxville News Sentinel"
type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1886 (as "The Sentinel")
ceased publication =
price =
owners = E. W. Scripps Company
publisher = Bruce R. Hartmann
editor = Jack McElroy
circulation = 119,172 Daily
150,147 Sunday []
headquarters = 2332 News Sentinel Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
website = []

The "Knoxville News Sentinel" is a daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA covering general news. The newspaper is owned by E.W. Scripps Company. Its award-winning Web site is

The newspaper began in December 1886 as an evening paper, the "Sentinel". In November 1926 the "Knoxville News" acquired the newspaper and the first edition of "The Knoxville News-Sentinel" appeared on November 21, 1926.

In 1986 the News-Sentinel became a morning paper, with the other paper in Knoxville, the "Journal" becoming an evening paper. (The Journal closed in 1991, when the joint operating agreement between the two papers expired. In 2002 the paper dropped the hyphen from its name to become the "Knoxville News Sentinel".

The News Sentinel's publisher is Bruce Hartmann and its editor is Jack McElroy, formerly of the "Rocky Mountain News". Other management include Deputy Managing Editor Tom Chester, Managing Editor for Multimedia Jack Lail, Assistant Managing Editor Michael Apuan, Assistant Managing editor for news and business David Keim, Director of Photography Tracey Trumbull and graphics editor Dan Proctor. Some staffers include photographers Michael Patrick, J. Miles Cary, Amy Burgess, Clay Owen, Saul Young and Joe Howell; writers John Adams, Mike Strange, Drew Edwards and Jamie Satterfield. staffers include online editor Jigsha Desai and online producers Lauren Spuhler, Erin Chapin, Talid Magdy and Chloe White. has won many national awards, most recently winning three 2008 Digital Edge Awards from the Newspaper Association of America for best overall news Web site, most innovative user-participation and best site design.

The "News Sentinel" has sponsored four winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:
*1940: Laura Kuykendall (now Laura Kuykendall Mullins) - "therapy"
*1960: Henry Feldman - "eudaemonic"
*1963: Glen Van Slyke III - "equipage"
*1994: Ned Andrews - "antediluvian"


*cite web | title=2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation |publisher=Burrelles"Luce" |url= |format=PDF |accessdate=2007-05-31 |date=2007-03-31
*cite web|url=|title=The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture: Knoxville News-Sentinel|first=Connie L.|last=Lester|publisher=Tennessee Historical Society / The University of Tennessee Press|accessdate=2006-11-08
*cite web|url=|title=Scripps Newspapers: Knoxville News Sentinel|publisher=The E.W. Scripps Company|accessdate=2006-11-08

Further reading

*Jack Mooney, "A History of Tennessee Newspapers" (1996).

External links

* [ Knoxville News Sentinel homepage]
*Other internet properties owned by the Knoxville News Sentinel
** [ Knoxville, TN Information Guide]
** [ East Tennessee's Best]
** [ Knoxville Book of Lists]

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