The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame is located at #8 Second Street in Washington, Missouri. The year 2005 marked the inaugural class in the Hall that was developed by Bill Miller, Sr. That idea became a reality on Oct. 20, 2005, at the Hall of Fame's home in a building constructed in the mid-1800s near Miller's newspaper, the Washington Missourian. Initially, the Hall was open with a volunteer staff from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cliff Schiappa of The Associated Press (retired), and David Rees of the Missouri School of Journalism were co-chairs of the inductee selection committee. Also in attendance were Doug Crews, executive director of Missouri Press Association, Gov. Matt Blunt, who gave opening remarks and presented the inductee plaques; University of Missouri President Dr. Elson S. Floyd and School of Journalism Dean R. Dean Mills, both of whom spoke briefly. A number of state legislators and officials, local Washington officials and civic leaders, and newspaper people from around the state also attended the induction program. John Spaar, president of the Missouri Press Association, Odessa, and Tom Miller, president of the Missouri Press Foundation, Washington, attended.
For pictures and bios of the inductees click on their name.
--Cliff and Vi Edom
--Keith F. Davis
--Gerald R. Massie
--James L. Miller, Sr.
--Joseph H. "Jack" Wally
--W. E. "Bill" Garrett
--James A. Finley
--Ival Lawhon, Jr.
Do you know a great photojournalist with a connection to Missouri who should be recognized for his or her work?
A Photojournalism Hall of Fame nomination form can be downloaded here. Nominations must be in by April 30.
Friday October 24th
Read more about this wonderful opportunity in Missouri Journalism! "Now in its second year statewide, the Constitution Project is an intensive, hands-on competition that engages students in investigating a mock crime scene, reporting about the crime and processing the resulting case as it progresses through the system, culminating in a mock trial – all under the mentorship of local professionals in the fields of crime scene investigation, journalism and trial advocacy." Link
Friday October 24th
Missouri Press Association needs 15 more people to serve as judges to help with the upcoming Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Their newspaper people recently helped judge the MPA contest, so it's time to return the favor! You can sign up with the form below. Link
Thursday October 23rd
Cliff Schiappa welcomes the 2014 Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame inductees in Washington, Mo. Link