published Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Luther Masingill, Bob Johnson among 6 named to Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

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    Luther Masingill, 90, sits in his recording studio between his microphone and his typewriter, which he uses to type up manuscripts at WDEF.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Six journalists have been named to the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University.

They are:

Joe Birch, veteran anchor with WMC in Memphis; Bob Johnson, retired news anchor of WTVC in Chattanooga; Alex Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, National Public Radio host and lecturer; Luther Masingill, veteran broadcaster at WDEF radio and television in Chattanooga; Otis Sanford, veteran editor with The Commercial Appeal in Memphis; and Sam Venable, columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame is housed inside the John Bragg Mass Communication Building.

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