Tennessee Journalism Hall Of Fame

“Recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding skill in their Journalism field”

Members | 2015

Bob Parkins

Nov 07, 2016 at 03:52 pm by Hooper

Bob Parkins was a local dairyman when he and wife Dorris founded the Milan Mirror in 1965, launching a career and family legacy of community journalism. Parkins purchased The.... Read More

John N. Popham III

Nov 07, 2016 at 03:51 pm by Hooper

John N. Popham, III, was dispatched by The New York Times in 1947 to cover the South, an area his editors described as "from the Potomac to central Texas." It was an assignme.... Read More

Henry Grantland Rice

Nov 07, 2016 at 03:50 pm by Hooper

Grantland Rice was an icon among sports journalists but may be remembered as well for a poem as any of the estimated 22,000 columns he wrote. He was born in Murfreesboro, Te.... Read More

Drue Smith

Nov 07, 2016 at 03:49 pm by Hooper

Drue Smith was a journalist of many firsts, which made her a pioneer among women in the profession. First a feature writer for the Chattanooga News Free Press, she later switc.... Read More