The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism. Honorees will be inducted at a banquet on April 9, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Nominees are judged on their contributions to Michigan journalism, courage, innovation, leadership, impact and influence on the industry. They may be living or deceased. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23.

Nomination forms are available online or from Lucinda Davenport, chair of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Committee.

The nomination packet must include the following:

  • A statement describing the nominee’s professional journalism career, explaining why the nominee should be named to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, citing examples according to the criteria on the website. Of particular interest to the committee are examples of how the nominee has personally impacted and influenced great journalism in Michigan.
  • Support materials composed of five to 10 testimonial letters supporting the statement; the nominee’s resume; five to 10 examples of the nominee’s journalistic work; and other evidence of merit, such as anecdotes that address selection criteria, if desired.
  • A 400-word essay summarizing the nominee’s journalism career.
  • A nomination must include clips, photos, video, audio, online or other samples documenting a nominee’s work as a journalist and demonstrating impact in Michigan journalism. All materials remain the property of the Hall of Fame and become part of its historical record.

Completed nomination packets must be received in the School of Journalism office, Michigan State University, 404 Wilson Road, 305 Communication Arts and Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824. They may be emailed to Lubaskar@msu.edu. Questions may be emailed to ludavenp@msu.edu.

The Hall of Fame Committee is composed of representatives of the co-sponsors, which are non-profit journalism organizations in Michigan.