Introduced Version



Introduced by: GiaQuinta, Michael


        A RESOLUTION honoring Craig Klugman.

    Whereas, Craig Klugman, the editor of the Journal Gazette, was recently inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame;

    Whereas, Editor of the Journal Gazette since 1982, Craig Klugman has helped the paper win numerous awards for excellence, including national awards and the 1990 Blue Ribbon Daily Newspaper of the Year and 2005 "Story of the Year" awards from the Hoosier State Press Association;

    Whereas, Besides his duties as editor, Craig Klugman has served for many years on the Indiana University Publications Board, has been active in the American Society of Newspaper

Editors, chairing the Freedom of Information committee, and was director of undergraduate studies at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University;

    Whereas, During his distinguished career, Craig Klugman has received the Distinguished Service Award of the Hoosier State Press Association and the Hoosier Intellectual Freedom Award;

    Whereas, Throughout his career Craig Klugman has fought to ensure citizen access to government records, including a seven-newspaper investigation into abuses of Indiana's public access laws, which was a landmark investigation in 1998;

    Whereas, The series resulting from the investigation, "The State of Secrecy", ran simultaneously in all seven newspapers and brought about the creation of the office of the Indiana Public Access Counselor;

    Whereas, Craig Klugman is held in high esteem by his fellow journalists, and Journal Gazette Publisher Julie Inskeep describes Craig as "a great mentor for young journalists" with high expectations that help writers and editors learn and grow every day; and

    Whereas, Outstanding accomplishments in the workplace deserve special recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That Indiana House of Representatives acknowledges the many contributions Craig Klugman has made to journalism throughout his career and congratulates him on his induction into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Craig Klugman.


HR 1606/DI 84



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