Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Journalists Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for 2016 Class

Cincinnati SPJ Seeks 2016 Nominees of Journalists for Hall of Fame

Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking nominations for the 2016 Class of its Journalism Hall of Fame.

A nomination should include: Name and contact information of person making the nomination. ·

Name of nominee and a paragraph highlighting the nominee’s journalism accomplishments and employers.

Biographical information of nominee, including birth and death years of deceased individuals. ·

Contact information on relatives and professional associates who should be invited to the installation event on June 23, 2016.

Nominations may be sent to Jo-Ann Huff Albers, Cincy SPJ Hall of Fame chairwoman. 9609 Iris Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1306 or [joann.albers@wku.edu]. The deadline is Friday, March 18, 2016.

Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame Qualifications Approved by board April 16, 2014

Hall of Fame honorees are members of the print and electronic media who made their careers in the Greater Cincinnati region, as well as those who, having contributed significantly to this region, continued their journalistic careers elsewhere.

The following are qualifications for inclusion in the Cincinnati SPJ Journalism Hall of Fame

1. A nominee must be a retired veteran journalism practitioner (or nearly retired)who has achieved a high measure of professional achievement in journalism in the Cincinnati area and some national prominence.

2. A nominee must have worked in Cincinnati for at least five years of a career of substantial professional achievement.

3. A deceased individual may be included in the Cincy SPJ Journalism Hall of Fame three years after death.

4. A person may be nominated by anyone, but at least two Cincy SPJ members in good standing must second a nomination before it will be considered by the selection committee.

5. For a nomination to be considered by the selection committee, it must include:

* Name and current contact information for nominee.
* Current or latest journalism employer.
* Education information.
* Professional achievements.
* List of journalism employers, with contacts who might have known the nominee
* In the case of a nominee, contact information on relatives or professional associates who could represent the nominee at the installation event.
* Identification of Cincy SPJ members who can attest to a nominee’s merit and serve to second the nomination.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1990. The first class in 1990 included:

Red Barber, 1908-1992, WLW, Brooklyn Dodgers, NPR, sportswriter, sportscaster

Wendell Dabney, 1865-1952, Cincinnati Union, African American writer, educator, editor, publisher, composer, musician and politician

Al Schottelkotte, 1927-1996, The Cincinnati Enquirer, WCPO-TV, reporter, columnist, TV anchor

E.W. Scripps, 1854-1926, Scripps-Howard, newspaper publisher

Al Segal, Cincinnatus, 1884-1968, Cincinnati Post, wrote, over 44 years, the longest-running continuous column in U.S. newspaper history.