Jim Goodmon Inducted into the Journalism Hall-of-Fame
UNC-Chapel Hill inducted six people into North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame, including the President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting, Jim Goodmon. The reception and dinner, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jim Goodmon praised CBC employees for their hard work to produce high-quality news, public service and community involvement programs on the company’s broadcast divisions. He acknowledged the company’s efforts to be leading edge in hardware and technology, but noted the software, content and programming, are the reasons employees at CBC get up and come to work each day. CBC is a nationally-recognized leader in news and community service.
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were: Richard Curtis, a founding editor of USA Today; Dorothy Ridings a long-time newspaper executive, now president of the Council on Foundations; Bill Woestendiek, an editor and reporter with many publications; Don Bishop, a public relations executive who worked in media, government and public service (posthumous), and Bill Hensley, former head of the NC Division of Travel and Tourism and a public relations professional.
A number of CBCers involved in the company’s news and community service efforts attended the gathering, including Jay and Debbie Jennings, Jack and Ruth Edwards, and Ben and Martha Waters.
Jim and Barbara Goodmon, pause to greet well-wishers following the NC Journalism Hall of Fame awards presentation. The dinner was held April 13th in Chapel Hill.