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Former Editor Picked For Indiana Journalism Hall Of Fame
Updated July 26, 2016 7:19 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Bill Schrader, a newsroom leader of The Herald-Telephone from 1966 to 1985, has been selected for induction into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.

Schrader will be one of five Hoosier journalists and journalism educators who will be inducted Sept. 17 at a ceremony in Indianapolis.

Also to be inducted is Stephen Moberly of Bloomington, who will receive the John P. McMeel Distinguished Service Award for work leadership in advocating for open government while serving in the Indiana General Assembly.

Schrader moved to The Herald-Telephone, the earlier name for The Herald-Times, in June 1966 and became sports editor. He became managing editor a few months later when Bob Hammel joined the staff to run the sports department, and soon after that, he assumed the titles of editor and associate publisher.

He left the H-T in 1985. He became general manager of the Times-Mail in Bedford, where he ran all the news, advertising, circulation and production operations. He retired from there in 1995.

Moberly is being honored for his work as member of the House of Representatives from Shelbyville in the 1970s and 1980s. He sponsored the Open Door Law, which passed in 1977 and gave Hoosiers access to public meetings of governmental bodies. He also sponsored laws in 1977 and 1984 that strengthened the original legislation.

Others to be inducted are:

  • Ed Breen, the former managing editor of the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion and a former assistant managing editor of the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne. He is considered a pioneer in the early days of full-color newspaper photography.
  • Diana Hadley, the executive director of the Indiana High School Press Association, a 12-year faculty member at Franklin College and a former journalism and media teacher at Mooresville High School.
  • John Norberg, who started his career with the Brazil Daily Times in 1971 and was an investigative writer and columnist for the Lafayette Journal and Courier through 2014.
  • Jim Bannon, who before his death in 1998 had a long career of service in journalism in Indiana and is known as "Mr. Anderson" in Anderson, where his bust sits in the town square.


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