Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame
The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1980 by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association. The first recipients were inducted on April 13, 1981. New members are inducted each year. The purpose is to recognize Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Selection is made from individuals, living or dead, who are natives of Kentucky, or who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky. The material that appears here is the copy from the Hall of Fame members' induction plaques. In some cases, Hall of Fame members or their families have provided updated biographical information and/or links to related web sites. The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is administered by and housed at the University of Kentucky's School of Journalism and Telecommunications.
The deadline for nominations for the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is in early January each year; the nomination form (PDF File) is available.
Hall of Fame Inductees:
The 2014 inductees are:
Elizabeth Hansen, Eastern Kentucky University
Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV
Dave McBride, Ohio County Times News
Lee Mueller, Lexington Herald-Leader
Mike Philipps, Kentucky Post/Cincinnati Post
Wes Strader, Western Kentucky University
Hunter S. Thompson, author and creator of Gonzo journalism
The inductees will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The luncheon will be held at The Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street #190, Lexington, beginning at noon. Reservations made be made using the reservation form link below. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations must be received by April 18 to insure seat availability. Please contact Mrs. June Horn at 859-257-1730 with any questions about reservations.
We are now able to accept luncheon reservations with credit card payment. To make a reservation and pay using a credit card, please go to http://www.ukalumni.net/journalismHOF.