A new digital display of the California Newspaper Hall of Fame has been completed by Cal Poly journalism students.
The display honors the memories of deceased newspaper men and women — including C.K. McClatchy of The McClatchy Co., Scott Newhall of the San Francisco Chronicle, William Randolph Hearst of Hearst Newspapers, and Celeste Murphy of the Sonoma Index-Tribune.
The California Newspaper Hall of Fame was begun by the California Press Association in 1957, and each year two new people are inducted.
For 23 years, plaques of the Hall of Fame inductees have resided in the halls of the Cal Poly journalism department. They hung in the California State Capitol before that.
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The digital display uses a slideshow to highlight the biographies of the honorees and their impact on California, said Joe Wirt, a Cal Press spokesman.
The Hall of Fame exhibit is not online yet, but plans are for it to be posted as part of a new California Press Foundation microsite in May and will be coordinated separately from the Cal Poly effort, Wirt said.
The California Press Association merged in 2013 with the California Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation to become the California Press Foundation, which co-hosted a presentation of the digital display on Thursday.