published Saturday, November 5th, 2011


Staff Report

Audit Bureau of Circulation FAS-FAX

3-31-10 – Ranked 10th in paid daily (M-F) morning circulation growth among all newspapers

9-30-10 – Ranked 9th in paid daily (M-F) morning circulation growth among all newspapers* & Omniture SiteCatalyst February 2011

43% YOY growth in monthly local unique visitor traffic to*

52% YOY growth in monthly total unique visitor traffic from all areas to

81% YOY growth in monthly total page view traffic from all areas to

American Advertising Federation

2009 Two ADDY Awards

2010 Eight ADDY Awards

2011 Fifteen ADDY Awards

Tennessee Press Association(TPA) – June 2011 voted Tennessee’s best website for design, content and user experience

Southern Newspaper Publishers Association(SNPA) (14 states) – October 2009 – “Best Overall Website”

2nd place went to the Knoxville News Sentinel ( and 3rd place went to the Nashville Tennessean ( "Judges didn’t consider how many hits a Web site attracts. Instead, they looked at the overall Internet experience that a reader coming to the page should expect to have. Honors were awarded based on ease of navigation, search capabilities, attractive design, a promotional avenue for the print product, plus any extras offered by the site" stated on the web site

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