Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Five

By: E&P Staff Five people were inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday night in Lincoln.

Shirley Brown Bogue, along with her husband, Bob, edited and published the Oakland Independent and four other weekly papers. She has also won several Nebraska Press Association awards for her column ?More or Less Personal.?

Gene Morris, a 50-year veteran of the newspaper industry and former publisher of the McCook (Neb.) Daily Gazette, has also served as president of the Nebraska Press Association and Nebraska Press Advertising Service.

Will Norton Jr. was the dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?s College of Journalism and Mass Communications from 1990 until earlier this year. He is now the founding dean at the University of Mississippi?s Edwin and Becky Meek School of Journalism and New Media.

Norris Alfred, who died in 1995 at the age of 82, was the publisher of the Polk Progress and one of 20 nominees for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1979.

The late Fred W. Rose began working for the Holdrege Citizen at the age of 16. He served during World War II and wrote for the 36th Infantry Division?s newspaper, The T-Patch. After returning to Nebraska, he resumed working at the Citizen and then started and ran the Ainsworth Star-Journal with his wife, Mary, from 1961 to 1986.

All of the inductees except Norton (whose induction was kept a surprise until Friday night) were chosen by a committee of NPA and UNL representatives, and the two organizations also sponsor the hall of fame.


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