WNA seeking 2018 Hall of Fame nominations

Newspaper Hall of Fame Kaiser Schultz

(From left) Watertown Daily Times Editor Tom Schultz, former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editor Marty Kaiser and WNA Foundation Vice President Scott Peterson pose for a photo at the 2017 WNA Convention & Trade Show after Peterson announced Schultz and Kaiser would be the 2017 Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees.

The WNA is accepting nominations for induction into the 2018 Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame through Monday, Sept. 17. Inductees will be recognized Thursday, Nov. 15, in Madison.

Since its inception in 2001, the WNA Foundation has recognized 48 visionaries with this honor.

Nominations are open to anyone — living or deceased — who has contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the Wisconsin newspaper industry. This includes publishers, editors, reporters, photographers or any other newspaper personnel who’ve made significant contributions to the industry. The individual should have dedicated at least 15 years to newspapering. However, length of service is not a major determinant.

Individuals outside of the working industry, including educators, jurists, attorneys or legislators, are eligible for nomination. The primary criterion is exceptional service on behalf of Wisconsin newspapers. The Hall of Fame selection committee or the WNAF Board may consider additional criteria as deemed appropriate.

» See the virtual Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame

Guidelines for Nomination

  • Nominations should include:
  • A letter of support from the nominator.
  • Two additional letters of support in addition to the nomination.
  • Basic resume of the nominee’s service to the newspaper and the community.
  • (Optional) Other materials that support the nominee’s application.

Nomination materials should be sent via email to Julia.Hunter@wnanews.com. The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Sept. 17.