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2013 Hall of Fame: A Conversation with the Honorees
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2013 Hall of Fame: A Conversation with the Honorees

This special event is an opportunity for students, faculty, and journalists to meet and discuss the careers of NABJ's 2013 Hall of Fame honorees.

When: 1/17/2013
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Newseum (Knight Broadcast Studio)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Use the "Freedom Forum" entrance (on 6th Street)
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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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
11:00 a.m.

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 BayéFor 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 on staff.
  • 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 DunniganAlice 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 SimmonsSue 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 years.
  • 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 news industry.




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