Ann Blackford

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College: Communication & Information

New Members To Be Inducted Into Journalism Hall of Fame

Published: Apr 4, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2014) — Seven new members will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Tuesday, April 29, at The Grand Reserve, 903 Manchester Street #190, in Lexington. 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.

 

That evening, the school will hold its 37th annual Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UK campus. This year's presenter of the lecture is Mervin R. Aubespin, retired associate editor of the Courier-Journal, past national president of the National Association of Black Journalists, a founding director of the American Copy Editors Society Education Fund, 2010 recipient of Louisville's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.  Aubespin, a Tuskegee University graduate, is a 1995 Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inductee.

 

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are: 

  • Elizabeth Hansen, Foundation Professor and chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University.
  • Mark Hebert, former political and investigative reporter with WHAS-TV, now director of media relations at the University of Louisville.
  • Dave McBride, editor of the Ohio County Times-News for more than 30 years.
  • Lee Mueller, who was Eastern Kentucky bureau reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader for 27 years.
  • Mike Philipps, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation and former editor of The Cincinnati Post and the Kentucky Post.
  • Wes Strader, long-time “Voice of the Hilltoppers” at Western Kentucky University. 
  • Hunter S. Thompson, author and creator of Gonzo journalism (posthumous induction).

The seven new honorees will join 189 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 at http://jat.uky.edu/ky-journalism-hall-of-fame.html  or by calling June Horn at (859) 257-1730.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu

 

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