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 August 22nd
We're finally to reason #1 on our countdown for attending our 148th Annual Convention: Honor Your Peers! Come and salute your staff and peers at the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Ceremony AND the two William E. James Young Journalist Award winners on Saturday, Sept. Link
Thursday August 21st
Happy #tbt from Missouri Press! Here's a picture from our St. Louis convention in 2000! Link
Thursday August 21st
We're getting close to #1 on our countdown! But for now, check out reason #2 to attend our convention: Honor the New Hall of Fame Inductees! On Friday night, Sept. 26, honor the great Hall of Fame class of 2014: Gary and Helen Sosniecki, Don and Kathy Ginnings, Judy Dixon and David Bradley, Jr. Link