Dana Canedy, a former Radcliff resident, will be inducted today into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
Canedy is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a former senior editor of The New York Times. She currently is administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.
Canedy, a 1983 graduate of North Hardin High School, was part of a reporting team at The New York Times that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for a series on race relations in America.
After Canedy’s partner, 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, was killed in combat in 2006 in Iraq, she used the journal he had begun for their unborn child as the basis for a book “A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor.” According to Variety.com, Michael B. Jordan was in talks to star in a movie based on the book, which will be directed by Denzel Washington.
Canedy will be honored at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington.
Other inductees include Ewell Balltrip, former publisher and editor of the Middlesboro Daily News and Harlan Daily Enterprise; Tom Caudill, who spent 36 years at the Lexington Herald-Leader, ending his career as managing editor; George Corban Goble, former editor of the Berea Citizen; Bruce Johnson, anchor and reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington D.C.; Steve Lowery, former editor and publisher of The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and The Lebanon Enterprise; and Michael Wines, a national correspondent for The New York Times.
The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism. Nominees must be natives of Kentucky or journalists who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky.