Published: April 2, 2013

Five to be inducted into Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Media Communications office: (517) 432-0920 cell: (517) 281-7129, Katie Wolf College of Communication Arts and Sciences office: (517) 353-5981

The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, located at Michigan State University, will welcome five new members during its April 21 banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Inductees are W. Kim Heron, long-time editor of the Detroit Metro Times; investigative journalist Nancy McCauley; journalism educator Betsy Pollard Rau; Osama Siblani, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Arab American News; and former Detroit Free Press photojournalist Hugh Grannum.

The Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be honored at a banquet on April 21, beginning with a 5 p.m. reception. Dinner and the induction ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. The deadline for reservations is April 8.

For additional information, contact Margie Anderson, MSU School of Journalism, at (517) 353-6430 or

Also contact Anderson for tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and opportunities to purchase ads in the banquet program.

Co-sponsors of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame are the Asian American Journalism Association; Association of Women in Communications; Department of Journalism, Central Michigan University; Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; Michigan Association of Broadcasters; Michigan Press Women; Michigan Interscholastic Press Association; Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; and the School of Journalism, Michigan State University.

The MSU School of Journalism has been the home of Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame since 1985, reprising the Michigan Newspaper Hall of Fame, which had been dormant since 1968.

Information about the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame can be found online at:\.


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