- Michael A. Anastasi is vice president and editor of The Tennessean. Write him at email@example.com.
Just this month, Tennessean journalists have been bestowed with some of the most prestigious national honors in our industry, including the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for exceptional reporting around human rights and social justice and two Sigma Delta Chi awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in journalism.
These awards are a testament to the commitment that this staff makes to its community every day. I’m proud of them, and I am excited to announce to you that we are expanding the Sunday Tennessean to accommodate more of what distinguishes our work, including in-depth, exclusive reporting as well as other features.
As we’ve continued to evolve to best serve our readers, we’ve run into a challenge. It’s a good one. We produce far more content than we are able to fit into the newspaper. This is especially true of the Sunday Insight section, which has become the respected and vital hub of community conversation in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee.
To that end, we are doubling the size of Sunday Insight starting today. That will allow us to publish even more local, state and regional opinion pieces from our diverse slate of contributors. Robust thought, be it perspective, analysis or commentary, are staples of a strong community.
That includes your voices, so we’ll be adding even more letters to the editor to our already muscular Sunday lineup. And you can anticipate a weekly presence from our Black Tennessee Voices feature as well.
There’s more about history and real estate
Elsewhere, we will be adding “Nashville Then” to our Sunday A section. This retrospective has been popular with online readers for years and we’ve decided it’s time we share this feature that explores our extensive photographic archives and the stories behind them with our print audience.
And with that launch, we’ll also be soliciting the best of reader memories with the launch of a new companion column, “I Remember When.” Each week we plan to share short vignettes from our readers as they share what made Nashville and Middle Tennessean special to them back in the day.
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We’ll also be expanding our Real Estate section to include a number of new features and coverage. I’m especially looking forward to a new feature showcasing area ZIP codes highlighting prices, landmarks, schools and community attributes. On top of that we’re planning a new feature spotlighting intriguing homes along with a new architecture column that will explore the intersection in Nashville of art, culture and urban design.
You can also look forward to more residential real estate news, spotlighting trends in growth and development not only in Nashville but also in our adjacent counties, especially Wilson and Williamson.
Portfolio is growing too with returning and new features
And, lastly, we’ll be expanding the Sunday Portfolio section. As we gradually return to normal, we are recommitting to strong coverage of the arts, including the Nashville Symphony, live theater, museum exhibits and other cultural events that make Nashville unique.
Returning to normal also means food and we plan to deliver more on Nashville’s dynamic dining scene and the people behind it, including the chefs whose creative visions fuel our world-class destinations.
We’re also bringing back Five to Try, a popular and fun column geared for the everyday adventurous.
It’s a lot and as always I welcome your feedback. Our subscribers make all of this coverage possible. And inspire us toward excellence.
Michael A. Anastasi is vice president and editor of The Tennessean. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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