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2013 NABJ HOF Sponsorship Package

2013 NABJ HOF Sponsorship Package

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Induction & Reception - January 17, 2013
 
Washington, DC
 
The Newseum - "Home of the NABJ Hall of Fame"Tickets Now on Sale
 
 The National Association of Black Journalists announces its selection of six journalists forinduction into The National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in a ceremony tobe held at The Newseum in Washington, DC on January 17, 2013, during InaugurationWeek Festivities.Annually, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstandingcontributions to the industry. Over the last 20 years, NABJ has inducted over 50 distinguished journalists into the association's Hall of Fame. The NABJ Hall of Fame inductees were named by Board of Directors based on therecommendation of the Hall of Fame Committee chaired by NABJ Founder Maureen Bunyan,Evening News Anchor WJLA-TV."These six journalists have had barrier breaking careers which have allowed them to tellcompelling stories about everyday acts, ordinary lives, and historic times," said NABJ PresidentGregory Lee. "The careers they've had and the battles they've fought as journalists are anythingbut ordinary. For all their achievements NABJ is pleased to present them with this most well-deserved honor."
 
 The newest members are:
Betty Winston Bayé
, Longtime Columnist, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Simeon Booker
, First Black Reporter, The Washington Post and Washington Bureau Chief, Jet Magazine
Alice Dunnigan
, First Black Woman Credentialed to Cover The White House, The State Department, andCongress (posthumous)
Sue Simmons
, Longtime Anchorwoman, WNBC-TV
Wendell Smith
, Legendary Sportswriter, Helped Desegregate Baseball (posthumous)
Cynthia Tucker
, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, The Atlanta Journal ConstitutionClick HERE to register.
Betty Winston Bayé
 
 
For more than 25 years Betty Bayé worked as a reporter, editor, and editorial page writer at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the only African-American editorialwriter and columnist on staff. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalismalumna is well-regarded for her bold and insightful commentaries on race, equity and justice,and African-American history and culture.
Simeon Booker
 Simeon Booker made history as the first African-American staff reporter at TheWashington Post after having completed a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.Booker who began his career at The Afro-American Newspapers would become bestknown for his incisive coverage of the Civil Rights movement for Jet Magazine. Asidefrom his coverage of this tumultuous time in history Booker was a brilliant politicalreporting on every American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
Alice Dunnigan
 
In the latter part of her life Alice Dunnigan wrote her autobiography "A Black Woman'sExperience: From Schoolhouse to White House” which chronicled her life growing up inKentucky, where she began her career as a teacher. Later she would become a Washingtoncorrespondent for The Associated Negro Press where her specializing in politics led her tobecome the first African-American woman credentialed to cover The White House, theCongress, and the State Department. Dunnigan also famously covered Harry Trumanspresidential campaign.
Sue Simmons
 Sue Simmons is an iconic anchorwoman whose career took her from New Haven, toBaltimore, to Washington, DC before she headed home to her native New York where shewould anchor the evening news at WNBC-TV, NBC’s flagship station for 32 years.Simmons’ poise, sophistication, sense of humor, and quick wit made her a viewer favorite,and someone who a generation of black broadcasters has sought to emulate.
 
Wendell Smith
 Wendell Smith began his career as a sportswriter writing for the Pittsburgh Courier. Laterhis knowledge of baseball led him to be a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Smithhelped convince Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey that Jackie Robinsonshould be the man to integrate baseball. Later he resumed his journalism career andcovered the White Sox for theChicago Sun-Times. Smith has his own place in history asthe first African-American member of BBWAA the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Cynthia Tucker
 Cynthia Tucker is a veteran newspaper reporter would go on to become a columnist andeditorial page editor for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. In 2007 she earned the PulitzerPrize one of journalisms highest honors. In presenting the award the Board said of  Tucker’s work, "her courageous, clear-headed columns ... evince a strong sense omorality and persuasive knowledge of the community.” Tucker who was also NABJ's Journalist of the Year in 2006 now draws on her extensive experience in the classroom.She is a Visiting Professor of Journalism and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault DistinguishedWriter-in-Residence in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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