Seeking Nominations for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism.  

Honorees will be inducted at a banquet on April 24, 2022, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.  

Nominees are judged on their contributions to Michigan journalism, as well as their courage, innovation, leadership, impact and influence on the industry. They may be living or deceased. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 10, 2022.  Completed nomination packets must be received in the School of Journalism office: Michigan State University, 404 Wilson Rd., 305 Communication Arts and Sciences Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824- 1212. If you would like information on uploading your nomination packet, please call Betsy DeSantis at 517-353-6431.  

Nomination forms are available online or from Tim Vos, director of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Committee at MSU’s School of Journalism.  

The nomination packet must include the following:  

  • Statement describing the nominee’s professional journalism career and explaining why the nominee should be named to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, citing examples according to the criteria on the website. Of particular interest to the committee are examples of how the nominee, as a journalist, has personally impacted and influenced great journalism in Michigan.  
  • Support materials composed of 5 to 10 testimonial letters supporting the statement; the nominee’s resume; five to 10 examples of the nominee’s journalistic work; and other evidence of merit, such as anecdotes that address selection criteria, if desired.  
  • A 400-word essay summarizing the nominee’s journalism career. 

A nomination must include clips, photos, video, audio, online or other samples, if at all possible, documenting a nominee’s work as a journalist and demonstrating impact in Michigan journalism. All materials remain the property of the Hall of Fame and become part of its historical record.  

The Hall of Fame Committee comprises representatives of the co-sponsors, which are non-profit journalism organizations in Michigan. For more information, email