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

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

Inducted in
1999

Nina Hawkins was a pioneering woman editor for The St. Augustine Record and a leader in encouraging women newspaper journalists.

Inducted in
1998

Schumann served over 68 years in the newspaper business and he founded and led the Vero Beach Press-Journal from an outstanding weekly to an outsta

Inducted in
1997

Patterson had more than 40 years experience in the publishing field.

Inducted in
1996

Neuharth is the former president and chairman of the Gannett Co. and founder of USA TODAY.

Inducted in
1995

Bowden was the publisher of the Clewiston News for 27 years and a voice for community progress in Glades and Hendry counties for more than 50 years

Inducted in
1994

Lyons began working as a reporter for The Stuart News in 1931.

Inducted in
1993

During a 37-year career at the Star-Advocate in Titusville, Hudson won numerous awards for excellence in journalism.

Inducted in
1993

Newton was managing editor of the Tampa Tribune from 1943 through 1965.

Inducted in
1992

Robert H. Gore was owner and publisher of the Ft. Lauderdale Daily News for 35 years.

Inducted in
1992

William L. Straub was editor or associate editor of the St. Petersburg Times for 38 years.

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