Hall of Fame

The Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame is an honor roll of journalists who made outstanding contributions to their profession.

To nominate a long-time Kansas journalist, journalism professor or friend of the newspaper industry, send a nomination letter and supporting information to Emily Bradbury at ebradbury@kspress.com.

Allen, Henry J.

INDUCTED 1952 The Wichita Beacon and Topeka State Journal

Anderson, Les

INDUCTED 2014 Ark Valley News (Valley Center) and Wichita State University

Anthony, Daniel Read

INDUCTED 1931 Editor, Leavenworth Times

Austin, Whitley

INDUCTED 1998 Editor, Salina Journal

Awbrey, Stuart

INDUCTED 1988 Editor, publisher Garden City, Hutchinson, Burlington

Bailey, Roy

INDUCTED 1974 Editor, The Salina Journal

Baugh, Jay

INDUCTED 1982 Editor, Montezuma, Johnson, Ulysses

Beck, Moses Milton

INDUCTED 1934 Editor and Publisher, Holton Recorder

Beck, Will T.

INDUCTED 1970 Editor, Holton Recorder

Berkely, Joe

INDUCTED 2016 The High Plains Journal, Dodge City

Beth, Elmer F.

INDUCTED 1975 Professor of Journalism, University of Kansas

Blackburn, William E.

INDUCTED 1934 Publisher, Anthony Republican and Herington Sun

Boyd, Frank "Bus" Jr.

INDUCTED 1978 Editor, Jewell County Record

Boyd, Frank W.

INDUCTED 1960 Publisher, Phillipsburg

Boyd, Mamie

INDUCTED 1976 Editor, Phillipsburg

Boyd, McDill "Huck"

INDUCTED 1990 Editor, Phillips County Review

Boyer, John

INDUCTED 1981 Editor, Scott City News-Chronicle

Bremner, John B.

INDUCTED 1991 Professor of Journalism, University of Kansas

Briles, Ernie

INDUCTED 1983 Publisher, Stafford Courier

Brinkerhoff, Fred

INDUCTED 1966 Editor, Pittsburg Headlight and Morning Sun

Brinkman, Del

INDUCTED 2012 The University of Kansas

Bronson, Kenneth C.

INDUCTED 2002 Senior Vice President, Stauffer Communications

Brown, Bill

INDUCTED 2013 Publisher Garden City Telegram, Instructor, Kansas State University

Bruce, Kenneth "Bud"

INDUCTED 2002 Editor and publisher, Hillsboro Star-Journal

Capper, Arthur

INDUCTED 1954 Owner and Publisher, Topeka Daily Capital

Carruth, Arthur J. Jr.

INDUCTED 1966 Editor, Topeka State Journal

Chandler, John

INDUCTED 1985 Publisher Holton Recorder

Chase, Harold T.

INDUCTED 1939 Editor, Topeka Capital

Clasen II, George H.

INDUCTED 2007 Editor, Garnett Review

Clasen, Richard W. 'Dick'

INDUCTED 2015 Eureka Herald and Yates Center News

Clymer, Rolla A.

INDUCTED 1980 Publisher, El Dorado Times

Cole, Clelland

INDUCTED 1994 Editor and Publisher, St. John News

Conkling, Clark

INDUCTED 1944 Publisher, Lyons Republican

Cooley, Floyd

INDUCTED 1997 Publisher, Ness County News

Davies, Gomer T.

INDUCTED 1953 Publisher, Concordia Kansan

Denious, Jess C. Sr.

INDUCTED 1957 Publisher, Dodge City Daily Globe

Eblen, Tom

INDUCTED 2010 General Manager and News Adviser, University Daily Kansan; Kansas City Star, Fort Scott Tribune

Ferguson, Lew

INDUCTED 2012 The Associated Press

Fickertt, Earl

INDUCTED 1965 Editor and Publisher, Peabody Gazette-Herald

Flint, Leon N.

INDUCTED 1963 Chairman, Department of Journalism University of Kansas

Gage Jr., Ralph D.

INDUCTED 2016 The Lawrence Journal-World and World Company

Gaston, Karl

INDUCTED 2001 Editor and publisher, Ellsworth Reporter

George, H.K.

INDUCTED 2005 Editor and publisher, Caney Chronicle

Gilmore, John S.

INDUCTED 1937 Publisher, Wilson County Citizen

Guise, Byron

INDUCTED 1993 Publisher Marysville Advocate

Harger, Charles M.

NDUCTED 1958 Editor Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Harris, John P.

INDUCTED 1972 Harris Group

Harrison, Jack

INDUCTED 1942 Publisher, Beloit Gazette

Hawkins, Webster 'Web'

Inducted 2005 Louisburg Herald and Osawatomie Graphic

Hemenway, R.W.

INDUCTED 1999, Minneapolis Messenger

Herbert, Ewing

INDUCTED 1949 Editor and Publisher, Hiawatha Daily World

Hoch, Edward Wallis

INDUCTED 1932 Publisher, Marion County Record

Hoch, Wharton

INDUCTED 1974 Publisher, Marion Record

Howe, Edgar W.

INDUCTED 1940 Publisher, Atchison Globe

Howe, Gene

INDUCTED 1962 Publisher, Atchison Globe

Hudson, Maj. J.K.

INDUCTED 1931 Editor and Founder, Topeka Daily Capital

Jameson, Henry B.

INDUCTED 1989 Publisher, Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Jarrell, J. Frank

INDUCTED 1946 Publisher, Holton Signal

Jones, Paul A.

INDUCTED 1958 Publisher, Lyons Daily News

Kautsch, Mike

INDUCTED 2017 University of Kansas School of Law, William Allen White School of Journalism

Kelley, Elmer E.

INDUCTED 1943 Publisher, Toronto and Garden City

Kessinger, Howard

INDUCTED 2005 Editor and Publisher, Marysville Advocate

Leahy, David

INDUCTED 1947 Writer, Wichita Eagle

Lee, John

INDUCTED 2014 The Hays Daily News and Harris Enterprises

Little, O.W.

INDUCTED 1951 Editor, Alma Enterprise Secretary, Kansas Press Association

Lynn, Emerson Jr.

INDUCTED 2001 Editor and Publisher, Iola Register

Macdonald, Peter M.

INDUCTED 2005 The Hutchinson News, Harris Enterprises

Mack, John

INDUCTED 1939 Manager, Newton Kansan

MacLennan, F.P.

INDUCTED 1936 Publisher, Emporia News and Topeka State Journal

Marble, George W.

INDUCTED 1936 Publisher, Fort Scott Tribune

Martin, John A.

INDUCTED 1933 Publisher, Atchison Daily Champion

Mayberry, Willard

INDUCTED 1967 Publisher, Tri-State News

McCalla, Leonard Jr.

INDUCTED 1987 Editor and Publisher, Anderson Countian

McCants, Robert

INDUCTED 1996 Publisher, Goodland Daily News

McLaughlin, Drew Jr.

INDUCTED 1986 Publisher, Miami Republican

McLaughlin, Drew Sr.

INDUCTED 1979 Publisher, Miami Republican

McNeal, Craig

INDUCTED 2018 Council Grove Republican

McNeal, Don

INDUCTED 2008 Council Grove Republican

Merritt Jr., W. Davis "Buzz"

INDUCTED 2017 Wichita Eagle

Meyer, Bill

INDUCTED 2003 President and Publisher, Hoch Publishing Co.

Meyer, Herbert A. Jr.

INDUCTED 1975 Publisher, Independence Daily Reporter

Miller, A.Q.

INDUCTED 1964 Publisher, Belleville Telescope

Miller, Darrel

INDUCTED 2009 Publisher, Smith County Pioneer, Lebanan Times, Cawker City Ledger and Downs News

Miller, Solomon

INDUCTED 1931 Publisher, Kansas Chief

Moen, Fred

INDUCTED 1995 Director, Associated Press news Kansas and Missouri

Montgomery, John D.

INDUCTED 1988 Publisher, Junction City Daily Union

Montgomery, John G.

INDUCTED 2012, Publisher, Junction City Daily Union

Morford, W.W. "Jiggs"

INDUCTED 1992 Editor and Publisher, Western Times

Morgan, William Y.

INDUCTED 1935 Editor and Publisher, Emporia Gazette and Hutchinson News

Motz, Frank

INDUCTED 1961 Publisher, Ellis County News and Hays Daily News

Murdock, Marcellus

INDUCTED 1973 Publisher, Wichita Eagle-Beacon

Murdock, Marshall M.

INDUCTED 1931 Founder and Publisher, Wichita Eagle

Murdock, Thomas B.

INDUCTED 1937 Publisher, El Dorado Republican

Murdock, Victor

INDUCTED 1948 Editor-in-Chief Wichita Eagle

Prentis, Noble L.

INDUCTED 1931 Editor, Topeka and Newton Editorial Writer, Kansas City Star

Redmond, John

INDUCTED 1956 Publisher, Burlington Daily Republican

Reed, Clyde M. Jr.

INDUCTED 1994 Publisher, Parsons Sun

Reed, Clyde M. Sr.

INDUCTED 1950 Publisher, Parsons Sun

Sadowski, Vivien

INDUCTED 2008 Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Scott, Angelo C.

INDUCTED 1971 Editor and Publisher, Iola Register

Scott, Charles F.

INDUCTED 1941 Editor and Publisher, Iola Register

Seaton, Edward L.

INDUCTED 2013 Publisher Manhattan Mercury

Seaton, Fay N.

INDUCTED 1959 Editor and Publisher, Manhattan Mercury

Seaton, Frederick D. "Dave"

INDUCTED 2010 Publisher Winfield Courier

Seaton, Richard M.

INDUCTED 2000 Editor and Publisher, Coffeyville Journal

Sessions, Charles

INDUCTED 1945 Managing Editor, Topeka Daily Capital

Sheridan, Bernard J.

INDUCTED 1942 Publisher, Western Spirit

Shore, Bertha

INDUCTED 1968 Publisher, Augusta Daily Gazette

Simons, Dolph C. Jr.

INDUCTED 2007 Editor and Publisher, Lawrence Journal-World

Simons, Dolph C. Sr.

INDUCTED 1989 Editor and Publisher, Lawrence Journal-World

Simons, W.C.

INDUCTED 1955 Publisher, Lawrence Journal-World

Stauffer, John H.

INDUCTED 2011 Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas City Kansan

Stauffer, Oscar

INDUCTED 1982 Publisher, Topeka Capital-Journal

Stauffer, Stanley H.

INDUCTED 2011 Topeka Capital-Journal

Stevens, Paul

INDUCTED 2013 Central Region Vice President, Associated Press

Taylor, Rudy

INDUCTED 2018 Montgomery County Chronicle, Labette Avenue and Prairie Star

Thompson, Tom E.

INDUCTED 1939 Publisher, Howard Courant

Throne, Tom

INDUCTED 2018 McPherson Sentinel, Leavenworth Times, Junction City Daily Union

Townsley, Russell T.

INDUCTED 2009 Publisher, Russell Daily News

Townsley, Will

INDUCTED 1944 Publisher, Great Bend Tribune

Valentine, L.F.

INDUCTED 1969 Publisher, Clay Center Times-Dispatch

Wallace, Leslie

INDUCTED 1943 Publisher, Larned Tiller and Toiler

Wellington, Robert B.

INDUCTED 2003 Editor and Publisher, Ottawa Herald

Zerbe, Carter

INDUCTED 2015 Augusta Gazette