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NABJ Inducts Six Journalists. Radio Snubbed.


The National Association of Black Journalists will induct six journalists into its Hall of Fame, the organization’s highest honor. From the list of six, there are no representatives from the radio industry, which may say more about how the industry, overall, covers news. Annually, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. Here's the list of 2013 inductees:

Betty Winston Bayé, Longtime Columnist, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Simeon Booker, First Black Reporter, The Washington Post and Washington Bureau Chief, JET Magazine
Alice Dunnigan, First Black Woman Credentialed to Cover The White House, The State Department, and Congress (posthumous)
Sue Simmons, Longtime Anchorwoman, WNBC-TV
Wendell Smith, Legendary Sportswriter, Helped Desegregate Baseball (posthumous)
Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. Proceeds of the gala benefit NABJ scholarship and fellowship programs. The program will be hosted by Byron Pitts, 60 Minutes, CBS News, and Isha Sesay, CNN International/ Headline News.