Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

Posted on: December 3, 2013

HallofFameNominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Honorees will be inducted at a banquet on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the James B. Henry Center in Lansing, Mich.

Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism. 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, Jan. 20, 2014. Nomination packets must be received in the School of Journalism office, Michigan State University, 404 Wilson Road, 305 Communication Arts & Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212.

Nomination forms are available online on the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame website 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 explaining why the nominee should be named to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
  2. Support materials composed of five to 10 testimonial letters supporting the statement; the nominee's resume; five to 10 examples of the nominee's journalistic work; and other evidence of merit, such as anecdotes that address selection criteria, if desired.
  3. A 250-word essay summarizing the nominee's 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 Committee and become part of its historical record.

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

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