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Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations Until Dec. 31

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2017)  Where would you find winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Peabody and Emmy awards?

Where would you find the first African-American woman to cover the U.S. Senate and the White House?

Where would find men and women who have labored to tell the stories of Kentuckians, of Kentucky politics, of the struggle to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth?

You would find them in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame housed in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information. The hall will induct new members on April 9 in Lexington. Nominations for the 2018 class of inductees must be emailed or postmarked by Sunday, Dec. 31.

Guidelines for nominees to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame are:

  • The individual should have practiced journalism after 1870. The hall includes a recognition of “Pioneers of Kentucky Journalism” before that era.
  • The individual should have made 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 (the sole criterion for selection).
  • Those individuals who are Kentucky natives or were raised or educated in Kentucky but practiced journalism elsewhere are eligible for nomination and selection.
  • Posthumous nominations are welcome.
  • The nomination should include a letter explaining the person’s credentials and be accompanied by a resume and a minimum of two seconding letters. A portrait-style photograph of the nominee, or an easily accessible source for such a photograph, should accompany the nomination.

Nominations should be mailed to John Cruz, School of Journalism and Media, 119 Grehan Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0042.

More information about the Hall of Fame, the nomination form and information about reservations for the induction luncheon, as well as a list of past inductees, are available at