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 March 1, 2017

Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame to Induct New Members

EAST LANSING, MI. — Five new members will be inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on April 9, 2017, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University.

The 2017 inductees are medical journalist Patricia Anstett, investigative reporter Stephen Cain, business reporter John Gallagher, combat photojournalist David Gilkey and publisher Mary Kramer.

The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who advanced the legacy of a free and responsible press and had a positive impact on journalism in Michigan.  Induction memorializes extraordinary and clearly outstanding careers.

Co-sponsors of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame are the Michigan Chapter, Asian American Journalists Association; Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University; Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Detroit Press Club; 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; Michigan Press Association Foundation; and the School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

MSU’s School of Journalism has been the home of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame since 1985, reprising the Michigan Newspaper Hall of Fame, which became dormant in 1968. The Michigan Press Association and the MSU School of Journalism established the original Michigan Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1952.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be honored at the 32nd annual induction banquet on April 9, beginning with a 5 p.m. reception. Dinner and the induction ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. The deadline for early reservations is March 26, 2017.

For tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and to purchase ads in the Hall of Fame dinner program, please contact Kareen Lubas at (517) 353-6431 or email lubaskar@msu.edu

For reservations to the induction banquet and for more information, please see the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame website: http://j-school.jrn.msu.edu/hallofffame/

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November 15, 2016

THE MICHIGAN JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SEEKS NOMINATIONS

East Lansing, MI – Nominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism. Honorees will be inducted at a banquet on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Nominees are judged on their contributions to Michigan journalism, courage, innovation, leadership, impact and influence on the industry.  They may be living or deceased.  The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 23, 2017.  Completed nomination packets must be received in the School of Journalism office, Michigan State University, 404 Wilson Rd., 305 Com Arts and Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212. They may be emailed to Lubaskar@msu.edu.

Nomination forms are available online at http://j-school.jrn.msu.edu/halloffame/nominations/ or from Lucinda Davenport, Chair, Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Committee, School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

The nomination packet must include the following:

  1. Statement describing the nominee’s professional career and, according to the criteria on the website, explaining why the nominee should be named to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
  1. Support materials composed of 5 to 10 testimonial letters supporting the statement; the nominee’s resume; 5 to 10 examples of the nominee’s journalistic work; and other evidence of merit, such as anecdotes that address selection criteria, if desired.
  1. A 400-word essay summarizing the nominee’s journalism career.

A nomination must include clips, photos, video, audio or online samples documenting a nominee’s work as a journalist and demonstrating impact in Michigan journalism. All materials remain the property of the Hall of Fame and become part of its historical record.

The Hall of Fame Committee is composed of representatives of the co-sponsors, which are non-profit journalism organizations in Michigan.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017.

Questions? Email ludavenp@msu.edu.

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February 27, 2016

Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Induct New Members

EAST LANSING, MI – Four new members will be inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on April 17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University.

The 2016 inductees are travel writer Dixie Franklin, sports photojournalist Julian H. Gonzalez, investigative journalist Lou Mleczko and columnist Rochelle Riley.

The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who advanced the legacy of a free and responsible press and who have had a positive impact on journalism in Michigan. Induction memorializes extraordinary and clearly outstanding careers.

Co-sponsors of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame are the Michigan Chapter, Asian American Journalists Association; Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University; Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Detroit Press Club; Individual Communications Network; Journalism Program, Wayne State University; Michigan Association of Broadcasters; Michigan Interscholastic Press Association; Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Michigan Press Association Foundation; and the School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

MSU’s School of Journalism has been the home of the Michigan Journalism Hal of Fame since 1985, reprising the Michigan Newspaper Hall of Fame, which became dormant in 1968. The Michigan Press Association and the MSU School of Journalism established the original Michigan Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1952.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be honored at the 31st annual induction banquet on April 17, beginning with a 5 p.m. reception. Dinner and the induction ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. The deadline for early reservations is April 3, 2016.

For tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and to purchase ads in the Hall of Fame dinner program, please contact Barb Miller at (517) 353 – 6430, or at email mille384@msu.edu

For reservations to the induction banquet and for more information, please see the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame website: http://j-school.jrn.msu.edu/halloffame/