Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Ceremony

MTSU will induct six outstanding journalists into the new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University on Friday, April 26. 

The hall’s inaugural class includes John Seigenthaler, chairman emeritus of The Tennessean and founding editorial director of USA Today; the late Dan Miller, longtime chief news anchor and multiple Emmy Award winner at Nashville’s WSMV-TV Channel 4; Chris Clark, retired chief news anchor for WTVF-TV NewsChannel 5; Anne Holt, a 30-year veteran and three-time Emmy winner at WKRN-TV News 2; Dean Stone, editor of The Daily Times in Maryville and former president of the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors; and William Bryant “Bill” Williams Jr., publisher emeritus of the Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer.

The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. sharp on April 26 in Hale Arena inside Murphy Center and will last 30 to 45 minutes. The honorees, as well as Hall of Fame organizers and university officials, will be available for interviews immediately after the event.

Media can park in a special area next to Murphy Center in the Greenland Drive lot (directions and map link below) and enter via the tunnel on the building’s east side for direct access to Hale Arena. Please be ready to present current media ID/credentials.

You can read the complete release about the inaugural class of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at http://mtsunews.com/journalism-hall-of-fame-inaugural-class .

To reach the Greenland Drive lot: Traveling north on Middle Tennessee Boulevard past Murphy Center and the tennis courts, turn east onto Greenland Drive at the traffic light. Take the first right — turning back toward Murphy Center — and show your media credentials to the attendant, who will direct you to the parking area. A printable campus map also is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTParkingMap12-13 .