Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame to honor three inductees at November 3, 2017, banquet in Lincoln

| January 11, 2017

The 2017 Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held Friday evening, November 3, at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln, NE.

This year, The Nebraska Press Association and the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications will honor three inductees: Larry King, Maxine Moul and Eileen Wirth. The Hall of Fame honors persons who have distinguished themselves in print journalism.

Larry King retired in 2015 from the Omaha World-Herald after a four-decade career as a reporter, city editor, executive editor, and vice president for news and content.

Maxine Moul began her journalism career as a reporter and photographer at the Sioux City Journal, and in 1972, she and her husband, Francis, became co-publishers of the Syracuse Journal-Democrat, which expanded into Maverick Media. She served as Nebraska’s lieutenant governor from 1991-93, became director of the NE Department of Economic Development until 1999, was president of the NE Community Foundation from 2001-03, and became head of the USDA program in 2009, retiring in 2016.

Eileen Wirth retired in 2016 as chair of Creighton University’s Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, after a 25-year career at Creighton. She led the JMC department for 19 years, and taught and mentored hundreds of students over those decades. Before her career at Creighton, Wirth worked at the Omaha World-Herald for 11 years as a reporter. She was one of the first three women writing for city news at the paper.

The Hall of Fame banquet is hosted by the Nebraska Press Association and the UNL College of Journalism of Mass Communications. The award was started in 1973 by Jack Lowe, retired longtime editor and co-publisher of the Sidney Telegraph. Since the Hall of Fame began, 102 journalists have been inducted.

Hall of Fame banquet RSVP deadline is Monday, October 23, 2017.  For more information about the event, contact Susan Watson, Nebraska Press Association, 402-476-2851/(NE)800-369-2850, or

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