Class of 2019

The hall of fame was founded in 1966 to recognize those whose contributions to the field of journalism have earned them a place in Indiana journalism history.

The hall inducted its 2019 class Saturday, May 18.

Questions? Contact executive director Larry Taylor.

Inductees include:

  • Nancy Comiskey,¬†the first woman managing editor of The Indianapolis News in 1992, former deputy managing editor of The Indianapolis Star and a professor Indiana University who oversaw the launch of the award-winning 812:The Magazine of Southern Indiana;
  • Richard Florea, former news director at WKJG-TV (now WISE) in Fort Wayne and a 2015 inductee of the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame;
  • Andrea Neal, former¬†reporter who covered the Supreme Court for UPI, former member of the Indianapolis Star’s editorial page and a teacher at St. Richards Episcopal School in Indianapolis;
  • Stephanie Salter, former sports reporter at Purdue and Sports Illustrated, part of an award-winning investigative team that exposed financial fraud and sex abuse in the San Francisco Archdiocese and a former Tribune-Star columnist in her native Terre Haute;
  • The late Matthew Tully,¬†who was a former reporter for the Gary Post-Tribune and later the Congressional Quarterly and former political reporter and general columnist at the Indianapolis Star, where he wrote a series of 30 columns about education issues called The Manual Project.

You Know Because We Were There

“You Know Because We Were There” is a video project produced by the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in collaboration with Ball State University. The project features video interviews with Hall of Fame inductees.

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