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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.
Background and requirements for nomination.

Induction Year: 2011
J. Zollie Howard J. Zollie Howard 1897-1987
  • Jackson County Sentinel
  • The Knoxville News
  • Knoxville Sentinel
  • Memphis Press-Scimitar
Richard F. Knight Richard F. Knight 1927-2004
  • Livingston Enterprise
  • Jackson County Sentinel
  • Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
  • Cannon Courier
  • Tennessean
  • Nashville Banner
Induction Year: 2009
Sallie Rebecca (Pattie) Boyd Sallie Rebecca (Pattie) Boyd 1867-1947
  • Knoxville Tribune
  • Knoxville Journal
James E. Charlet James E. Charlet 1908-1999
  • Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle
  • Music City News
  • Hendersonville Star News
Roy Coleson Roy Coleson 1901-1965
  • The Fayette Falcon
J. Neal Ensminger J. Neal Ensminger 1908-2001
  • The Daily Post Athenian
William C. Simonton William C. Simonton 1899-1950
  • The Covington Leader
Induction Year: 2007
Ralph L.  Millett Ralph L. Millett 1878-1954
  • Dallas Dispatch
  • Memphis Press
  • The Penny Bee, Memphis
  • Memphis News-Scimitar
  • Memphis Press-Scimitar
Frank Richard Ahlgren Frank Richard Ahlgren 1903-1995
  • The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
  • Duluth (Minnesota) Herald
  • Milwaukee Journal
  • The Evening Appeal, Memphis
  • Cleveland Press
Co. Thomas Boyers Co. Thomas Boyers 1825-1895
  • Nashville American
  • Gallatin Examiner
Willis C. Tucker Willis C. Tucker 1907-2001
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Tennessee
Induction Year: 2003
Nathan G. Caldwell Nathan G. Caldwell 1912-1985
  • The Trenton Daily Bulletin
  • The Evening Tennessean
  • The Tennessean
Nancy R. Petrey Nancy R. Petrey 1931-1994
  • The Newport Plain Talk
Induction Year: 2001
John M. Hightower John M. Hightower 1909-1987
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • The Associated Press
  • Santa Fe New Mexican
Glenn E. McNeil Glenn E. McNeil 1917-1996
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Tennessee Press Association
Morris L. Simon Morris L. Simon 1911-1994
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Tullahoma News and Guardian
  • Fayetteville Elk Valley Times
  • Manchester Times
  • Winchester Herald-Chronicle
Induction Year: 1999
James H. Armistead James H. Armistead 1908-1987
  • The Review Appeal, Franklin
  • The Tennessean, Nashville
  • Nashville Banner
Carl A. Jones Jr. Carl A. Jones Jr. 1912-1992
  • Johnson City Press
  • Lebanon Democrat
  • Herald and Tribune
  • Erwin Record
  • The Tomahawk
  • The Covington Leader
  • The Hartsville Vidette
Horace V. Wells Jr. Horace V. Wells Jr. 1906-1994
  • Clinton Courier
  • Anderson County News
  • Clinton Courier News
  • The Tennessean
Induction Year: 1995
Julian Harriss Julian Harriss 1914-1989
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • University of Tennessee Public Relations Director
Roy K. Mcdonald Roy K. Mcdonald 1901-1990
  • Free Press, Chattanooga
  • The Chattanooga News-Free Press
Induction Year: 1993
James P. Alley James P. Alley 1885-1934
  • The Commercial Appeal, Memphis
Tom Siler Tom Siler 1909-1988
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • The Associated Press
  • Chicago Sun
  • Chicago Sun-Times
Don Whitehead Don Whitehead 1908-1981
  • LaFollette Press
  • Harlan (Ky.) American
  • Harlan (Ky.) Enterprise
  • Knoxville Journal
  • Associated Press
  • New York Herald-Tribune
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel
Induction Year: 1985
Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells 1862-1931
  • Free Speech, Memphis
  • New York Age
  • Conservator, Chicago
W. Percy Williams W. Percy Williams 1892-1970
  • Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News & Times Gazette
  • Florence (Ala.) Times News
  • Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer
  • Ledger & Times, Murray, Ky.
  • Fulton (Ky.) Daily Leader
Induction Year: 1981
Elder Calvin Gregory Elder Calvin Gregory 1891-1957
  • Nashville Banner
  • Macon County Times, Lafayette
Frederick S. Heiskell Frederick S. Heiskell 1786-1882
  • Knoxville Gazette
  • Western Monitor and Religious
  • Observer, Knoxville
  • Knoxville Register
Edith O'Keefe Susong Edith O'Keefe Susong 1890-1974
  • The Greeneville Democrat
  • The Greeneville Democrat-Sun
  • The Greeneville Sun
Induction Year: 1979
Cal Alley Cal Alley 1915-1970
  • Kansas City (Mo.) Journal
  • Nashville Banner
  • The Commercial Appeal, Memphis

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