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Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Creates 'Buzz'

April 23, 2007

Walden Inn 2007.jpgApril 23, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Having worked as a journalist helped to make Gov. Frank O'Bannon a good public servant, former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon says. She reflected on his newspaper career in a ceremony at DePauw University April 14, when he and three others were inducted posthumously into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame," reports Susan Guyett in her Indianapolis Star "The Buzz" column. "A fifth inductee, former Indianapolis Timesreporter and public relations consultant Donna Mikels Shea, was on hand to accept her award."

Guyett reports, "O'Bannon, whose family owns the weekly Corydon Democrat, East College (South)wasn't much of a writer, his widow said, but he knew the importance of breaking down complicated public policy so reporters could give readers the right information."

The column adds, "Maurice E. Endwright, co-founder of the Ellettsville Journal, Fred Walker Jr. of Vincennes University and George J. Langsdale, who owned the Greencastle Banner, were the others inducted at the Walden Inn ceremonies."

Access the story at the newspaper's Web site.

A previous article on the induction ceremonies for the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, which is located in historic East College on the DePauw campus, can be found here.

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