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
1990

Weimer is Dean Emeritus of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and also a veteran newspaper journalist.

Inducted in
1989

Jones established the Florida Daily Times in 1881 and consolidated it with the Daily Florida Union in 1882 to form the present-day Florida Times-Un

Inducted in
1989

Matthews was publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph in Starke from 1933 through 1973. He spent his life in community grassroots journalism.

Inducted in
1989

Davidson was editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal from 1928 through 1985, and publisher from 1962 through 1985.

Inducted in
1989

McCallum was publisher of the Daily Florida Union in Jacksonville in the 1880s.

Inducted in
1989

Knight was publisher of the Miami Herald from 1937 through 1976.

Inducted in
1989

Jones was a newspaper reporter and editor for several newspapers and United Press International in his early newspaper career as well as a journali

Inducted in
1989

Perry was president and chairman of Perry Publications, Inc., and owned and operated 28 newspapers throughout Florida as well as the statewide All-

Inducted in
1989

Frisbie became the editor of the family-owned Polk County Democrat in Bartow in 1946.

Inducted in
1989

Poynter was editor and publisher of the St. Petersburg Times from 1938 through 1978.

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