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6 selected for Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich and former Associated Press overseas bureau chief Earleen Fisher are among six who’ll be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in April.

Bogdanich is a reporter for The New York Times and grew up in Gary, Ind. Fisher is a native of Milford in northern Indiana and was a reporter in the Middle East and New Delhi bureau chief for the AP.

The others selected are James Alexander Thom, an Owen County native best known for his 10 historical fiction novels; Ruth Chin, a pioneering photojournalist from Muncie; the late Lillian Thomas Fox, regarded as the first African-American writer for a white newspaper in the state; and Jim Hetherington, a journalist at WFBM-TV of Indianapolis (now WRTV) and book author.

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