8 to be honored Oct. 10 in Journalism School’s N.C. Halls of Fame ceremony

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8 to be honored Oct. 10 in Journalism School’s N.C. Halls of Fame ceremony


The inductees come from the fields of journalism, advertising and public relations


(Chapel Hill, NC—Sept. 15, 2014)—The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor eight leaders in journalism and strategic communication Oct. 10.


The induction ceremony for the N.C. Halls of Fame for Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Chapel Hill. Tickets are $75 per person and are available through Sept. 26.


Here is the 2014 N.C. Halls of Fame inductee class:

  • Harry Amana, UNC professor emeritus, first black UNC journalism professor (journalism)
  • Jim Heavner, VilCom owner and chief executive officer (journalism)
  • Walter Hussman, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher (journalism)
  • Chris Matthews, MSNBC Hardball host (journalism)
  • Susan Credle, Leo Burnett chief creative officer (advertising)
  • Julie Dixon, GOLIN deputy managing director (public relations)
  • Kim Stone, executive vice president and general manager for the Miami Heat’s American Airlines Arena (public relations)
  • Allen Mask, Google Play associate brand manager, recording artist (next generation leadership)


For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Robin Jackson, assistant director of development and alumni affairs, at rhjackson@unc.edu or (919) 843-2026. Guests may also register online.


The Halls of Fame are based in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. They honor individuals who have made outstanding, career-long contributions to their fields. Honorees must be native North Carolinians or otherwise identified with the state.




School of Journalism and Mass Communication contact: Kyle York, (919) 966-3323, sky@unc.edu