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.
- Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood
The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would...
- With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again
President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing...
- A Tale Of Two Polls
Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different...
- Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South
Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest...
- Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments...
- Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm
Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's...
- Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment
Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside...
- Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers
Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area...
- Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say
The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old,...
- Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting
Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities...
- Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade
One man's quest to get out of Gaza and into Egypt highlights Palestinian calls for more freedom of movement.
- Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola
Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community...
- Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa
The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between...
- Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson
School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the...
- 'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes
Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The...