LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2021) — Nominations for the 2021 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame are being accepted now until Jan. 15, 2021. The sole criterion for selection is that nominees should have a significant connection to Kentucky and have been active in journalism long enough to establish that the contributions they have made to the profession are significant. Kentucky natives or journalists who were raised or educated in Kentucky but practiced journalism elsewhere are eligible for nomination and selection.
Letters of nomination should include the nominee's Kentucky connections, current and past employment, career highlights and significant contributions to journalism and society. A list of past inductees is posted at http://ci.uky.edu/jam/hall-of-fame/inductees.
For details and instructions on how to make a nomination, go to http://ci.uky.edu/jam/hall-of-fame.
The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is housed in the School of Journalism and Media in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information.
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