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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 April 1. Learn how to submit a nomination.


Name: Inducted: About:
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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Herbert Davidson

1989

Davidson was editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal from 1928 through 1985, and publisher from 1962 through 1985. He fought tirelessly on behalf of open government, civil rights and the First Amendment throughout his career.

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Eugene Matthews

1989

Matthews was publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph in Starke from 1933 through 1973. He spent his life in community grassroots journalism. He received several national awards and was invited to judge the Pulitzer awards for weekly newspapers in the 1950s.

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