The Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame has selected two individuals posthumously for induction. They are the late Sam D. Kennedy, who owned several Tennessee newspapers, and the late William C. (Bill) Simonton, Jr., who was managing editor of The Covington Leader. Both were former TPA presidents.
These honorees were selected from among the nominations received in 2020. An induction ceremony will be planned for 2023.
The Hall of Fame is calling for 2022 nominations. The deadline is August 31. If any are selected from the 2022 nominations, they will be inducted as part of the 2023 ceremony.
All honorees (1) must have made an outstanding contribution to Tennessee Newspaper journalism or, through Tennessee journalism, to newspaper journalism generally or (2) must have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and region, or the state, through newspaper journalism.
The historical integrity of the program requires all nominees be deceased two years, before being considered for selection.
If you would like to submit a nomination, please visit www.tnpress.com/hall-of-fame/ for more information or contact Robyn Gentile, TPA member services manager for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.