Nominations are being accepted through December 31, 2019, for the 2020 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame class. The induction will take place March 31, at the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus.
The Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Selection is made from individuals, living or deceased, who are natives of Kentucky, or who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky.
The Hall was created by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association in 1980. It is housed in the School of Journalism and Media in the Blazer Dining Hall Building on the Lexington campus. Nominees are inducted annually.
The Hall of Fame welcomes nominations, which may be submitted at any time. But for a nominee to be considered for induction in the spring, the nomination must be received via e-mail or postmarked by December 31, 2019.
Please fill out the nomination form by clicking here: NOMINATION FORM
A nomination letter elaborating on that information should be included.
A nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae can be a useful document. The Hall of Fame recommends at least two seconding letters accompany the nominating material.
The complete nomination and seconding letters for the Hall of Fame are distributed to the selection committee.
The committee meets to review new submissions and discuss previous nominees who have not been selected.
The selection committee consists of the president of the UK Journalism Alumni Association; the director of the UK School of Journalism and Media or the director’s designee; the executive directors of the Kentucky Press Association and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association or their designees, and four Hall of Fame inductees chosen by the Journalism Alumni Association president.
Those selected by the committee are notified and invited to the Journalism Hall of Fame induction reception. Representatives of posthumous selectees will also be invited to the reception. For more information about the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, go to https://ci.uky.edu/jam/kyhalloffame