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Hall of Fame

Florida Newspaper 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 May 1. Learn how to submit a nomination.


Name: Inducted: About:
John Perry, Jr.

1989

Perry was president and chairman of Perry Publications, Inc., and owned and operated 28 newspapers throughout Florida as well as the statewide All-Florida News Service and All-Florida Magazine, a Sunday newspaper supplement.

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John Paul Jones, Jr.

1989

Jones was a newspaper reporter and editor for several newspapers and United Press International in his early newspaper career as well as a journalism professor at the University of Florida.

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John Knight

1989

Knight was publisher of the Miami Herald from 1937 through 1976. During his 50-year newspaper career, he built the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain into a nationwide organization with daily circulation of 3.2 million in 33 U.S. cities, including dailies in Tallahassee, Bradenton, Boca Raton and Miami.

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Hugh McCallum

1989

McCallum was publisher of the Daily Florida Union in Jacksonville in the 1880s. He was a well-respected, pioneering journalist known throughout the state for his persuasive and constructive editorials. His newspaper became part of today’s Florida Times-Union.

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