Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame

The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame was established in 1966 as a joint project of the Tennessee Press Association and the University of Tennessee. The Hall of Fame honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to Tennessee Newspaper journalism or, through Tennessee journalism, to newspaper journalism generally, or who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and region, or the state, through newspaper journalism. The program recognizes and memorializes "extraordinary and clearly outstanding" contributions to newspaper journalism and the newspaper industry.

The program's criteria and procedures were established in 1966, based on policies set jointly by the Tennessee Press Association and the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.

The Hall of Fame is physically located on the third floor of the Communications Building at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Portraits of all Hall of Fame inductees are displayed there. The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame Web address is:http://jem.cci.utk.edu/tn-newspaper-hall-fame. This site is managed by the University of Tennessee. It contains biographical sketches of the Hall of Fame honorees.


Vision for updated appearance of the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame

A proposed new look for the physical appearance of the Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame was unveiled Feb. 6, 2014. Below are the architect's renderings for the proposed re-design. Click on images below to view at a larger size.

       

Nominations

All honorees (1) must have made an outstanding contribution to Tennessee Newspaper journalism or, through Tennessee journalism, to newspaper journalism generally or (2) must have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and region, or the state, through newspaper journalism. The historical integrity of the program requires all nominees be deceased five years, before being considered for selection. 

Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2014, for consideration for possible induction in the fall of 2015.

Nomination Form in PDF format Please submit nominations by mail. Or, if completing online, please make sure to call us at (865) 584-5761 to confirm receipt of your nomination. All nominations received will be acknowledged with a letter.

 

Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame Inductees

Name of Inductee and Year Inducted
George Harrison Armistead 1969
William Gannaway Brownlow 1969
Edward Ward Carmack 1969
Benjamin Franklin Dill 1969
Silliman Evans 1969
Charles Patrick Joseph Mooney 1969
Adolph Simon Ochs 1969
Franc M. Paul 1969
George Roulstone 1969
William Rule 1969
Guy Easterly 1971
James I. Finney 1971
Grantland Rice 1971
Albert Roberts 1971
John W. Finney 1973
Edward J. Meeman 1973
Ralph L. Millett, Sr. 1973
Edward B. Stahlman 1973
Guy Lincoln Smith, Jr. 1975
Bert Vincent 1975
Cal Alley 1979
Tom Little 1979
Ralph McGill 1979
Quincy Marshall O'Keefe 1979
Elder Calvin Gregory 1981
Frederick Steidinger Heiskell 1981
Edith O'Keefe Susong 1981
Ida B. Wells 1985
W. Percy Williams 1985
James Pickney Alley 1993
James Hanner Armistead 1993
Tom Siler 1993
Don Whitehead 1993
Julian Harriss 1995
Roy Ketner McDonald 1995
Loye W. Miller 1997
William B. Scott 1997
Carl A. Jones, Jr. 1999
Horace V. Wells, Jr. 1999
John Hightower 2001
Glenn McNeil 2001
Morris Simon 2001
Nathan Green (Nat) Caldwell 2003
Nancy R. Petrey 2003
Frank Richard Ahlgren 2007
Col. Thomas Boyers 2007
Ralph L. Millett, Jr. 2007
Willis C. Tucker 2007
Sallie Rebecca (Pattie) Boyd 2009
James E. Charlet 2009
Roy C. Coleson 2009
J. Neal Ensminger 2009
William C. Simonton 2009
J. Zollie Howard 2011
Richard F. Knight 2011