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Mark Vittert '69 Inducted Into SPJ's St. Louis 'Print Hall of Fame'

March 11, 2010

Mark Vittert.jpgMarch 11, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "While Mark Vittert would never lay claim to being a working journalist, his influence on St. Louis media is legendary," notes the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  Today the organization inducted Vittert, a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, into its Print Hall of Fame.  Vittert co-founded the St. Louis Business Journal and Indianapolis Business Journal and provided financial backing to the Riverfront Times.

"Through his financial backing and business guidance, Vittert created two of the market’s most successful specialty newspapers," continues SPJ's citation. "Later, Vittert became co-owner of St. Louis magazine. He also spent about 15 years as a member of the esteemed panel on KETC-TV’s Donnybrook program."

Access the list of 2010 honorees here.

The Society of Professional Journalists, which was founded at DePauw University in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, is today the nation's most broad-based journalism organization. SPJ is dedicated to improving and protecting journalism. It is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Learn more about Mark Vittert in this previous story.

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