N.C. Halls of Fame

Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations

Halls of Fame



Feb. 15, 2016

Send nominations to the N.C. Halls of Fame Committee via email.


The N.C. Halls of Fame in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations recognize people who were born in North Carolina, or people who became distinctively identified with North Carolina, and have made outstanding and career-long contributions to journalism, advertising or public relations.

The N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame began with inductions in 1981; the inaugural honorees were Josephus Daniels (posthumously), Charles Kuralt, C.A. "Pete" McKnight, Vermont Royster and Tom Wicker.

The school established the N.C. Advertising Hall of Fame in 1988. The inaugural honoree was Charles R. Price.

The N.C. Public Relations Hall of Fame also began in 1988. John Harden (posthumously) was the first honoree.

The Halls of Fame are sponsored by the school, although honorees need have no tie to the school or to UNC. Their purview is the state of North Carolina.

Anyone may make a nomination for any of the Halls of Fame, in writing. Final selections are made by the N.C. Halls of Fame Committee, which is chaired by the dean of the school.

The deadline for submitting a nomination for the next induction ceremony is Feb. 15, 2016.

Send nominations to committee via email to nchof@unc.edu or by mail to the following address:

N.C. Halls of Fame Committee
Carroll Hall, Campus Box 3365
School of Media and Journalism
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365