Marshall journalism Hall of Fame nomination deadline is soon

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline is next week for nominations for Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame.

Nominations will be accepted through March 12, the university said in a news release. Letters should be submitted by email highlighting nominees’ accomplishments and contributions.

Potential inductees should either have made a contribution to the profession of journalism or a positive impact upon the profession, or have made a contribution to Marshall University or the school, the release said.

The Hall of Fame was established in the 1970s and has 68 people enshrined.

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