MPA Hall of Fame

 

The Maine Press Association Hall of Fame honors newspaper people with Maine connections who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Here are its members.

(* inducted posthumously):

Inducted 2021


Dot Roderick*

Dot was one of the first women advertising executives in the newspaper industry.

 

Dieter Bradbury

Recently retired from the Portland Press Herald, Dieter has been a force in Maine journalism for more than four decades.


Judy Meyer

Executive editor for Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and a fierce advocate for First Amendment rights,

 

Inducted 2020


Terry Carlisle

Terry spent 42 years at The Ellsworth American serving in key management positions.

 


Arthur Guesman*

Faculty advisor of the Maine Campus newspaper and a professor of journalism at the University of Maine for 20 years.

 

Inducted 2019


Stephen Fay

Managing editor of The Ellsworth American for 23 years.

Marian McCue

Longtime publisher and former editor of The Forecaster.

Christopher Cousins*

Statehouse reporter for the Bangor Daily News.

 

Inducted 2018


Nat Barrows

Owner, publisher and editor of Penobscot Bay Press.


Winifred French

Founder (and reporter, editor, publisher and distributor) of The Quoddy Tides.


Kathryn Olmstead

Writer, editor, and publisher affiliated with Maine journalism since the late 1970s.

 

Inducted 2017

Alan Baker

Longtime owner and publisher, The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.

Mark Woodward

Executive editor and editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News.

 

Inducted 2016

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor, The Ellsworth American.


Rex Rhoades

Executive Editor, Lewiston Sun Journal


Steve Solloway

Sports Columnist,
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

 

Inducted 2015

Bob Kalish
Bob Kalish

 

 

 

 

Writer for national and local publications, including The Times Record

Bill Nemitz
Bill Nemitz

 

 

 

 

Columnist
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

 

Lou Ureneck
Lou Ureneck

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Editor
Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Evening Express

 

Inducted 2014

Robert Crocker, Associated Press state house reporter

Richard Dudman
Richard Dudman

 

 

 

 

 

St. Louis Post Dispatch correspondent and Bangor Daily News editorial writer

 

Inducted 2013


Don Hansen
Editorial Page Editor
Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Evening Express

 

Scott Haskell

Scott Haskell
Photographer and Photo Editor
Bangor Daily News

 

Emery “Legs” Labbe

Sportswriter and Publisher,
St. John Valley Times

 

Inducted 2012

Mary Brewer

Mary Brewer, managing editor,
Boothbay Register/Wiscasset Newspaper

 

Ann McGowan

Managing editor, Morning Sentinel

 

Inducted 2011

Beurmond Banville
Beurmond Banville

 

 

 

 

 

Reporter, Bangor Daily News

 

*David Bourque, sports editor, Brunswick Times Record

Seba Smith
Seba Smith

 

 

 

 

Inducted 2010

Bill Clark

*Columnist,
Guy Gannett newspapers

 

Bob DeLong

*Photographer,
Bangor Daily News

 

Don Levesque                Publisher, St. John Valley Times

 

Inducted 2009

Jim Costello Sr.

Publisher, Sun Media Group

 

Bob Diebold
Bob Diebold

 

 

 

 

Editor, The Penobscot Times

*Clayton LaVerdiere, columnist and reporter, Central Maine Morning Sentinel
*John K. Murphy, executive editor, Portland Press Herald

 

Inducted 2008

Robert Beith

*Robert B. Beith, editor, publisher,
Guy Gannett newspapers

 

Jim Brunelle

Political reporter, columnist and commentator

 

* Campbell Niven

Publisher, The Times Record

 

Polly Ouimet

 

Inducted 2007

Bill Caldwell

Columnist,
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

 

Ted Sylvester

Rockland bureau chief
Bangor Daily News

 

* Peter Damborg

State House reporter,
Guy Gannett newspapers

 

Robert Moorehead

General Manager,
Morning Sentinel

 

Inducted 2006

Dwight E. Sargent

Editorial Page Writer and eEditor,
Curator of the Nieman Foundation

 

Bob Saunders

Editor and Reporter,
Journal Tribune

 


* Sheila Tenggren,

Editor and Publisher,
Lincoln News

 

Inducted 2005

Raymond E. Gross

Editor and Publisher,
The Couriere-Gazette

Lillis Towle Jordan
Lillis Towle Jordan

 

  *Lillis Towle Jordan, publisher,
   Bangor Daily News

 

David Lamb
David Lamb

  David Lamb,
  National and Foreign Correspondent,
   Los Angeles Times

 

 

Steve Riley
Steve Riley

  A. Stephen Riley, editor and reporter,  
  Guy Gannett newspapers,
  MPA executive secretary

 

 

Inducted 2004

Dick Doyle

Sportswriter,
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

 

Jack Faulkner

Editor,
Northeast Publishing

 

Kent Ward
Kent Ward

  Kent Ward,
  reporter, editor, columnist,
  Bangor Daily News

 

* Wayne Jordan

Founder,
University of Maine
Journalism Department

 

 

 Inducted 2003

* Davis Rawson

Political Reporter
and Editorial Writer

 

Jerry Durnbaugh

Owner, Blue Hill Weekly Packet

 

* Daniel Dexter

Editor and Editorial Writer,
Lewiston Journal

 

Douglas E. Kneeland,

Reporter and editor,
The New York Times

 

Inducted 2002

Bill Langzettel
Bill Langzettel

  *Bill Langzetell,
  The Associated Press
  Correspondent

 

Donald Larrabee
Donald Larrabee

  Don Larrabee,
  Congressional Correspondent

 

 

Bob Drake

Robert G. “Bob” Drake, editor,
Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

 

Sam and Abbie Roberts
Sam and Abbie Roberts

 Sam and Abbie Roberts,
  Owners, The Lincoln County News

 

 
 

 

Inducted 2001

Walter Mattson
Walter Mattson

  Walter E. Mattson, president,
  The New York Times Co.

 

 

Alexander "Sandy" Brook
Alexander “Sandy” Brook

  Alexander Bacon “Sandy” Brook,
  Owner, York County Coast Star

 

 

May Craig
May Craig

  *May Craig,
  Washington correspondent, 
  Portland Press Herald

 

Barbara Yeaton
Barbara Yeaton

  Barbara N. Yeaton,
  Correspondent,
  Sun Journal and The Franklin Journal

 


 
 

Inducted 2000

Ralph "Bud" Leavitt
Ralph “Bud” Leavitt

*Ralph “Bud” Leavitt,
outdoor writer, editor,
Bangor Daily News

 

Elijah Lovejoy
Elijah Lovejoy

*Elijah Parish Lovejoy,
abolitionist editor
from Albion, Maine

 

John Cole
John Cole

 

Peter Cox

  Peter Cox and John Cole,
  founders, Maine Times

 

 

 

Inducted 1999

Henry Shorey
Henry Shorey

 

Eula Shorey
Eula Shorey

Henry Shorey
and Eula Shorey, owners,
The Bridgton News

 

Harry Foote
Harry Foote

Harry Foote,
owner and editor,
American Journal

 

Gene Letourneau
Gene Letourneau

*Gene Letourneau,
outdoor columnist,
Guy Gannett newspapers

 

 
 

Inducted 1998

J. Russell Wiggins
J. Russell Wiggins

 

J. Russell Wiggins, owner and publisher,
The Ellsworth American

 

 

John Gould
John Gould

John Gould, columnist,
Christian Science Monitor

 

 

Guy P. Gannett
Guy P. Gannett

*Guy P. Gannett, founder,
Gannett newspapers

 

 

Erwin Canham
Erwin Canham

*Erwin Canham, editor,
Christian Science Monitor

 

 

Brooks Hamilton
Brooks Hamilton

*Brooks Hamilton,
University of Maine
journalism department head