Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame was created in 2001 to honor visionaries and innovators in the Wisconsin newspaper industry. Since then, 54 individuals have been recognized with the honor.
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The 2019 Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Madison Club in downtown Madison. We plan to announce this year’s inductees and make banquet tickets available on the week of Sept. 9. Sponsorships, which help support the WNA Foundation, are available.
Hall of Fame nominations are open to anyone, living or deceased, who has contributed above and beyond the call of duty to newspapers and newspapering in Wisconsin. This includes publishers, editors, reporters, photographers or any other newspaper personnel who’ve made significant contributions to the newspaper industry.
It is expected that the individual should have dedicated at least 15 years of service to newspapering. Length of service by itself, however, is not expected to be a major determinant.
With the approval of the nomination committee, Hall of Fame induction may be extended to someone outside the working industry, such as an educator, jurist, attorney or legislator. The primary criterion is exceptional service on behalf of Wisconsin newspapers. Other criteria may be established or considered by the Hall of Fame selection committee or the WNAF Board as deemed appropriate or necessary.