Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts 2 with Legal Ties

A number of new honorees were inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame last week, the Daily Times reports. Among them was Chris Clark, retired chief news anchor for Nashville’s WTVF-TV NewsChannel 5, who played a strategic role in convincing the Tennessee Supreme Court to allow cameras in courtrooms. Clark is the longest tenured news anchor in Tennessee with his 41-year stint at the station. He currently is a mass communication instructor at MTSU. Also inducted was John Seigenthaler, chairman emeritus of The Tennessean, founding editorial director of USA Today and founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He also is the first to serve as MTSU’s Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.