Paul Tash, the CEO and chairman of the Tampa Bay Times, was inducted Saturday into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame during a luncheon at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Tash, 58, was born in South Bend, Ind., and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism. He came to the Times as a reporter, and will mark his 35th anniversary with the company later this year.
He also serves as chairman of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the school that owns the Times company, and on the boards of the Associated Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Pulitzer Prizes.
Founded in 1966, the Hall of Fame recognizes journalists who have made substantial contributions to the profession or their communities.
Other members include World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, television anchor Jane Pauley, novelist Theodore Dreiser and sportscaster Chris Schenkel.
Nelson Poynter, who owned the Times until his death in 1978, is also a member.
He sponsored a scholarship for journalism students at Indiana University that first introduced Tash to the Times as a summer intern.