The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes reporters, editors, publishers, owners, photographers, broadcasters, educators, and others who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have advanced the legacy of a free and responsible press and who have inspired others to improve the quality of the profession.

It acknowledges the service and dedication of individuals whose distinguished contributions to the profession in their communities, regions or the state have earned them a place in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Induction memorializes extraordinary and clearly outstanding careers. From its beginnings in 1952 by the Newspaper Hall of Fame, the Journalism Hall of Fame has continued the tradition of honoring journalists since 1985.

Congratulations to the 2016 Inductees:

  • Dixie Franklin
  • Julian H. Gonzalez
  • Lou Mleczko
  • Rochelle Riley



Charter Co-sponsors

Professional Advisory Council
of the Michigan State University School of Journalism

Michigan Press Association

School of Journalism,
Michigan State University


Asian American Journalists Association

Association of Women in Communications

Detroit Press Club

Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University

Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists

Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Individual Communicators Network

Journalism Program, Wayne State University

Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists


If your non-profit journalism organization is interested in being a sponsor,
please call the School of Journalism, MSU 517.353.6430.