Nominations for 2019 Journalism Hall of Fame and Chuck Heaton Award

2019 Journalism Hall of Fame
The Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame Selection Committee is seeking nominations
for the Class of 2019 Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame
 and the 2019 Chuck Heaton Award

**Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019**
  • Nominations for the Hall of Fame and Chuck Heaton Award will be accepted from Press Club members.
  • Finalists for the Class of 2019 and the Heaton Award honoree will be chosen by the Hall of Fame Committee and approved by the Press Club board.
  • Induction will take place at the banquet on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2019 at LaCentre in Westlake.
Who is eligible for the Journalism Hall of Fame?
  • The nominee must have made notable contributions to journalism (broadcast, print and/or digital) in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership, courage or contributions to the news industry.
  • Either have worked in the Cleveland area or had an exceptional career here before going elsewhere.
What is The Chuck Heaton Award?
  • It is presented to a journalist who exemplifies the sensitivity and humility -- along with journalistic talents -- that were traits exhibited by Chuck Heaton, the late Plain Dealer reporter.
  • The nominee’s contributions to the community will weigh heavily for this award.
Please provide the following:
  • Your name, email address and phone number.
  • The contact information – name and phone number -- for your nominee and please state “Hall of Fame” or “Heaton” on the nomination document.
  • Background information and reason for the nomination.
  • And in 300 words or less, state why the person is worthy of recognition.
**Please email or return nomination information by Monday, July 1, 2019. **
  • Email to (must be received by 11:59 p.m. July 1, 2019)
  • Please enter “Hall of Fame Nomination” or “Heaton Award” in the subject line.
  • Or send by U.S. mail to The Press Club of Cleveland, Attention: Carol Kovach, Journalism Hall of Fame/Chuck Heaton Award Selection Committee, 28022 Osborn Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44140.