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Hall of Fame nomination deadline extended to Friday

The deadline to submit nominations for the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame has been extended. The deadline to send in your nominationsfor the 2019 inductee is 5:00 pm on May 10, 2019. Nominees should have rendered outstanding service in the field of newspaper journalism in Florida. Nominees are eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame normally no earlier than the third year following their retirement or death.

The nominee selected for 2019 will be inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame during the 2019 Florida Media Conference being held July 10-12, 2019 at The Vinoy in St. Petersburg.

Photos of the inductees are on display at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, and photos and bios are online at

Nominations should include a cover letter with a brief (1 to 2 page) biography outlining the nominee’s contributions to Florida journalism.

Send your nominations by May 10, 2019 to Dean Ridings at