The National Association of
Black Journalists (NABJ) cordially invites students, faculty and colleagues to a
special event to meet and discuss the careers of our 2013 Hall of Fame honorees.
The roundtable event is free to ALL
students, faculty, and journalists.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Newseum – Knight Broadcast Studio (3rd Floor)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Maureen Bunyan, NABJ Founder and Anchor, WJLA-TV ABC7
2013 NABJ Hall of Fame
Honorees & Ida B. Wells Award Winner:
Six legendary journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the
media industry will be inducted:
- Betty Bayé – For more than 25 years, Betty Bayé worked as a reporter,
editor, and editorial page writer at The Courier-Journal in Louisville,
Kentucky. She was the only African-American editorial writer and columnist
- Simeon Booker – Booker made history as the first African-American staff reporter at The Washington Post, and the Washington Bureau Chief for Jet Magazine. He is best known for his Civil Rights era reporting. His work appeared in leading news publications for more than 50 years.
- Alice Dunnigan – Alice Dunnigan became a
Washington correspondent for The Associated Negro Press where her
specializing in politics led her to become the first African-American
woman credentialed to cover The White House, the Congress, and the State
Department. (Posthumous induction)
- Sue Simmons – Sue Simmons is an iconic
anchorwoman whose career took her from New Haven, to Baltimore, to
Washington, DC before she headed home to her native New York where she
would anchor the evening news at WNBC-TV, NBC’s flagship station for 32
- Wendell Smith – Wendell Smith’s knowledge of
baseball led him to convince Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch
Rickey that Jackie Robinson should be the man to integrate baseball.
Later, he resumed his journalism career and covered the White Sox for the Chicago
Sun-Times. (Posthumous induction)
- Cynthia Tucker – Cynthia Tucker is a veteran
newspaper reporter and former columnist and editorial page editor for The
Atlanta-Journal Constitution. In 2007, she earned the Pulitzer Prize one
of journalism’s highest honors.
- Richard Prince – Richard Prince will receive the Ida B. Wells Awards for
his efforts championing diversity in journalism. For 10 years online, he has authored the
popular "Journal-isms” column, which covers issues of diversity within the