The Australian Media Hall of Fame has a new home – an elegant website launched in early October by the Melbourne Press Club.
The new site – mediahalloffame.com.au - includes profiles of the 81 foundation inductees from Victoria plus another 30 figures from the early years of journalism in New South Wales whose induction was announced in July.
The national incarnation of the Media Hall of Fame will be formally inaugurated at a gala dinner in Sydney on 10 November - with the induction of another 50 late and living legends of NSW journalism.
Media personalities from other states and territories will be honoured at a dinner to be held in Canberra late next year.
The new website also has videos and photo galleries from all events and exhibitions since the Media Hall of Fame was founded in Victoria in 2011.
Melbourne Press Club CEO Mark Baker said the Club was delighted to have a place to properly honour the work of Australia’s best reporters, photographers, cartoonists, editors, proprietors and managers.
“At last we have a fitting national – and international – showcase for the best of Australian journalism from across almost two centuries,” Baker said.
He praised the work of Christian Townsend and his colleagues at Master Publisher who donated their time and talents over many months to design, engineer and implement the project.