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Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees Named

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 3, 2010) - Six journalists and a journalism educator will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Thursday, April 8, at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel. The seven will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a luncheon ceremony sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications Alumni Association.

The same day, the school will hold its 33rd annual Joe Creason Lecture at 6 p.m. in Room 118 of the White Hall Classroom Building. This year's presenter of the lecture is Tom Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press. Curley will speak on coverage of the war in Afghanistan; his lecture opens an international conference on War, Journalism and History, "Covering Conflicts in the Modern World."

The 2010 Hall of Fame inductees to be named are: 

Neil Budde, president and chief product officer at, a personalized news service that allows readers to choose their news preferences and delivery mode.

Al Cross, long-time political reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, now director of UK's Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

Liz Everman, retired anchor for WLKY in Louisville and creator of the "Wednesday's Child" adoption program aired on the station.

Jack Lyne, executive editor of interactive publishing for Site Selection, a publication and Web site focused on corporate real estate strategy and area economic development.

James Fredrick "Fred" Paxton (posthumous), former chairman of the Paxton Media Group, owner of daily and weekly newspapers and a Paducah television station.

Jim Phillips, news director for WGOH-WUGO radio in Grayson, Ky., and former editor of the Grayson Journal-Enquirer.

Lois Ogden Sutherland (posthumous), founder of the journalism program and first student newspaper adviser at Northern Kentucky University.

The seven new honorees will join 165 other journalists inducted into the Hall of Fame since its 1981 inception. Selection of honorees is made by a committee representing the state’s media, the UK Journalism Alumni Association, and the University of Kentucky. Nominees must be either Kentucky natives or outstanding journalists who have spent the bulk of their careers in the state.

Information on reserving a seat for the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame induction luncheon is available online or by calling Amy Jarvis at 859-257-1730.