Hall of Fame

The Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service in the field of newspaper journalism in Florida.


Nominations to the Hall of Fame are accepted any time, but the deadline for consideration in the current year is April 15. Include a one or two page letter with a bio of the nominee and a paragraph of why you believe they should be included in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. Nominees are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame normally no earlier than the third year following their retirement or death. The Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame Committee will meet once a year to review the nominees. Read Hall of Fame policies and procedures

Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame Members

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Carrol Dadisman graduated from the University of Georgia College of Journalism in 1956.

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Settle was prominent in Florida weekly newspaper circles from the 1930s through the 1960s and was a leader of the Florida Press Association during all
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Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (retired) of the St. Petersburg Times.

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Before retiring June 30, 2002, Corbin had been active in Florida newspapering since 1974 and in the newspaper business

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Derek Dunn-Rankin started his newspaper career as a paperboy for the Miami News.

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Alvah H Chapman Jr.'s vision as a newspaper executive cemented the role of The Miami Herald as a powerhouse of Florida journalism and has had a las

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In April 1951, Simpson founded the weekly newspaper to report on news and developments of Blacks in Northeast Florida at a time when most newspaper

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Elven Grubbs' newspaper career spanned 40 years from his job as a pressman with the Ocala Star Banner in 1947 until his retirement in February 1992

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H.G. "Buddy" Davis was an outstanding faculty member at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications for 31 years.

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Vince Spezzano began his 41-year newspaper career in 1950 as a reporter for the Livingston Republican in Geneseo, N.Y.