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:
Eugene Matthews


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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Charles Jones


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-Union in Jacksonville. He emphasized news-gathering, recruited a chain of correspondents across Florida and was a crusading editorialist.

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Nelson Poynter


Poynter was editor and publisher of the St. Petersburg Times from 1938 through 1978. He was a crusading journalist for good government and the rights of minorities and the poor and, through his example, elevated the standards for independent and innovative newspaper journalism.

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