SoJ Web Report | Jan. 3, 2013Alumni Melissa Farlow, BA’74, and Paul Tash, BA’76, are among the six new members of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame who will be inducted into the organization this spring.
Other inductees include:
- The late Joe Aaron, a longtime reporter and columnist for the Evansville Courier;
- The late Jerry Lyst, who was The Indianapolis Star’s editorial page editor for nearly half his 45 years with the newspaper;
- The late Lowell Mellett, an Elwood native who was a newspaper executive in Washington before becoming a top aide to President Franklin Roosevelt; and
- Jack Ronald, the longtime publisher of Portland’s Commercial Review who has made numerous trips to former Soviet republics to advocate an independent and free press.
The induction ceremony is April 27 at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University, Bloomington, where the hall of fame is housed. It was established by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1966 to recognize and honor Hoosier journalists who have significantly contributed to the profession.
- Visit the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame website to read bios of members and learn more about the ceremony, which is open to the public. Tickets are required.
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