Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington, Mo. Closing, Fundraising for Permanent Location

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At the 10th annual Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony, we announced the Photojournalism Hall of Fame, in Washington, MO, will be closing at the end of the calendar year. We are grateful to those who have supported the Hall of Fame for the past 10 years. We are especially grateful for the vision and continued support of its founder, William L. “Bill” Miller, Sr.

Dedicated to sustaining the Hall of Fame, the Missouri Press Foundation has been working with the University of Missouri School of Journalism to find a temporary home for the Hall of Fame until a more permanent location can be secured.

The 2015 induction ceremony location in October will be the Angus and Betty McDougall Center in Lee Hills Hall on the University of Missouri School of Journalism campus in Columbia. The 2015 inductee plaques, a sample of inductees’ work and a robust collection of Hall of Fame photographs will be displayed in the center during the induction ceremony and for a few weeks. Throughout the year, photographs and inductee plaques will rotate periodically through a display case outside the center. Pieces not in use will be cataloged and stored.

We are still working to find a permanent location for the Photojournalism Hall of Fame. A fund of $40,000 has been established with Missouri Press Foundation to help with creating a permanent home. However, much more fundraising will be necessary before we can move forward on a designated permanent space. Any recommendations for a location or fundraising would be greatly appreciated. You may want to consider a gift to the Photojournalism Hall of Fame. Please contact Melody Bezenek, Missouri Press Foundation director, to learn about giving options or to suggest ideas for helping us in this effort.

Sincerely,

Melody Bezenek                   Doug Crews                             David Rees
Foundation Director            MPA ExecutiveDirector          MU Faculty Chair, Photojournalism

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