The NC Media & Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes diverse individuals and exceptional leaders with ties to North Carolina who demonstrate leadership in their spheres of influence, while exemplifying the highest professional standards and commitment to inspiring and advancing young people in media and journalism careers. A committee of professionals and faculty review nominations to select each year’s honorees. Since its founding in 1981, the Hall of Fame has recognized more than 200 professionals in advertising, journalism, public relations and related fields.