This story was posted on Oct. 12, 2010.
Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame member Ernie Pyle was designated Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual convention in Las Vegas in October. Established in 1965, this is SPJ’s highest honor.
“The nation’s most recognized historical war correspondent, Ernie Pyle captured the quiet heroism of American troops during World War II. His writings gave readers mesmerizing insight to the tragedy of war, but also showed how the comradeship it built would eventually prevail,” reads the SPJ profile of Pyle.
Brad Hamm, dean of the IU School of Journalism, accepted the award on behalf of Pyle.