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
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.

Inducted in
1991

Pettijohn retired from the Ft. Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel in 1982 after 30 years of service to the News, Gore Newspaper Co.

Inducted in
1991

Clendinen retired in 1985, 50 years after joining the Tampa Tribune as a courthouse reporter.

Inducted in
1990

Frye was 19 years old, just out of the University of Georgia and working in UPIÌs Atlanta bureau when she was selected, in 1944, to run UPI's Flori

Inducted in
1990

Lawrence worked at the old New York Herald-Tribune in the late 1930s and then continued during the Second World War at the old New York Sun.

Inducted in
1990

Jesse worked for newspapers and radio stations in Kentucky and Louisiana before moving to Florida in 1954.

Inducted in
1990

Knight was born into a famous newspaper family and joined his father's Akron Beacon Journal in 1931.

Inducted in
1990

Johnson had a 43-year newspaper career, with 41 of them spent in Tallahassee.

Inducted in
1990

Andersen, the crusading owner-editor of the Orlando Sentinel until 1965, was an astute businessman, politician and visionary, who has been called "

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