Nominations sought for Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 5:00am

Nebraska Press Women are seeking nominations for the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame. 

NPW created the hall of fame in 2011 to recognize women journalists who have made a difference for their profession and their communities, said Bette Pore of Grand Island, NPW vice president and chair of the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame. 

"The general public is welcome to submit nominations for the award," Pore said. "Women nominated may be living or deceased, may come from any facet of the journalism profession, including broadcast, print or online, news, advertising or public relations." Deadline for submission is Jan. 31. 

Nominees must have a Nebraska background by birth or work experience, having spent a significant amount of their professional careers in the state. Nominations will be judged on: contributions to the profession, achievements within the profession and service to her communities (local as well as Nebraska and/or regional/national). 

Nominations must give compelling reasons why the woman should be selected and must be accompanied by two letters of support, each of which addresses at least one of these criteria. See the Hall of Fame tab at for linkage to the nomination form and guidelines. 

Final selection will be made by the NPW Board of Directors. Inductees will be honored at the 2022 Nebraska Press Women spring convention. Convention details will be announced at a later date. 

Nebraska Press Women is a nonprofit, professional organization for women and men from all branches of communications. The organization provides professional growth opportunities and offers a forum of activities of interest to communicators. 

Contact: Bette Pore, Nebraska Press Women vice president, 308-383-7299,

Courtesy of the Nebraska Press Association.


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