Four inducted into Newspaper Hall of Fame

Posted October 18, 2021

At the Oct. 9 Kansas Press Association President's Gala in Newton, 4名新成员入选堪萨斯报纸金博宝官网2021届.

They are:

•已故的劳埃德·巴尔哈根(Lloyd Ballhagen),哈里斯企业(Harris Enterprises)前高管.

•罗克珊娜·海格曼(Roxana Hegeman),长期担任美联社威奇托分社记者.

•乔尔•克拉森(Joel Klaassen),希尔斯伯勒自由出版社(Hillsboro Free Press)和堪萨斯出版公司(Kansas Publishing Ventures)的前所有者.

•  Tom Slaughter, 前美联社分社社长,后任内陆报业协会执行理事.

Here are capsule biographies of the latest inductees:

Lloyd Ballhagen

A native of South Dakota, Ballhagen served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He graduated from the University of South Dakota, where he was editor of the campus newspaper, The Valante.

1958年,他被哈里斯企业选入执行实习生项目.

After four years of training, 他被任命为斯宾塞(爱荷华州)日报记者和星期日泰晤士报的编辑和出版商.

In 1970, he was named editor and publisher of the Hays Daily News, a newly acquired newspaper for Harris.

在海斯的时候,他被任命为哈里斯集团总统的助理,彼得·麦克唐纳.

He was named president of Harris in 1978. 当时,该公司拥有11家日报和13家广播电台.

1984年担任总裁兼首席执行官,1992年担任董事会主席兼首席执行官. He retired in 1997.

巴尔哈根曾担任KPTS频道8号董事会主席达两年之久, and was a member of that board for 20 years. In addition, 他曾担任美国红十字会里诺县分会主席两年, and vice president of the Reno County Historical Society. 他还担任堪萨斯宇宙空间中心的董事会成员6年, during the building of its first major facility.

He also served on the board of the Inland Press Association.

Ballhagen died in 2020.

He had two sons, Kurt of Lawrence and Clint of Hutchinson.

Roxana Hegeman

On her first day on the job as the Wichita AP correspondent, the DeBruce Elevator near Haysville exploded.

多年来,她的故事还包括对BTK谋杀案的广泛报道, the long-running abortion battles that led to the murder of Dr. 乔治·蒂勒和席卷海斯维尔和格林斯堡的龙卷风.

Roxana Perez was born in Havana, 但在1960年古巴革命之后,她还是个孩子的时候就随父母移民到了美国.

While attending the University of Texas at El Paso, 她被德州妇女出版社评为“大学新闻杰出女性”. 1976年,她获得了新闻学学位,后来遇到了道格拉斯·赫格曼,并嫁给了他.

Following a stint at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 她和丈夫创办了贝尔格莱德(蒙大拿州)独立出版社, 从排版到广告、订阅销售和记账,霸权集团处理出版的方方面面. Exhausted, they sold the award-winning newspaper in 1982.

After a stop in Odessa (Texas) as the features editor, the Hegemans missed Montana and returned to Bozeman, where she covered government and agriculture for six years. After moving to Shoshone, Idaho, 1994年,她在美联社新奥尔良分社找到了一份梦寐以求的新闻工作.

In 1998, an opening with the AP in Wichita caught her attention.

A private pilot herself and a former hobby farmer in Montana, 在国家航空枢纽和农业区工作的想法吸引了她.

When she didn’t hear back in her request for an interview, 她告诉美联社的总编保罗·史蒂文斯(Paul Stevens),很难再找到一个“会开飞机、会挤牛奶”的记者来做这个工作.”

Stevens hired her.

Hegeman has twice won the Fred Moen AP Staffer of the Year award.

Her husband is now retired from teaching.

他们有三个成年子女:亚伦、埃里克和萨拉,还有四个孙辈.

Joel Klaassen

十几岁时,克拉森就在《金博宝官网》(Hillsboro star journal)为已故的巴德·布鲁斯(Bud Bruce)经营印刷业务.

While a student at the University of Kansas, 他将自己在《金博宝官网》(Star-Journal)获得的知识和经验转化为大学新闻部的一份工作,并与《金博宝》(university Daily Kansan)有金博宝.

He later joined the staff of the Wichita Sun, 一份曾一度挑战威奇塔鹰报统治地位的新贵报纸.

1998年,他和Don Ratzlaff共同创立了希尔斯伯勒自由出版社, a free total market coverage newspaper.

Klaassen became known for more than just his newspaper venture. To expand the revenue sources for his operation, he established a book publishing company, Print Source Direct, 他在那里帮助世界各地的人们将他们的项目付梓.

他还利用自己在印刷行业的人脉,创办了一家营销公司,早于其他人倡导报业这么做的数年. 自由出版社多年来帮助客户定制设计和印刷.

In 2014, Klaassen sold his majority interest to Joey Young, now past president of the Kansas Press Association.

他和妻子南希有两个孩子,艾米和丹,还有两个孙辈.

Klaassen continues to consult for the company.

Tom Slaughter

斯劳特的职业生涯从担任美联社记者和美联社高管,到领导内陆新闻协会及其基金会.

1973年,他作为美联社托皮卡分社的记者开始了他的报业生涯, covering the Kansas Legislature and state government.

After leaving Topeka, 斯劳特涵盖了包括南达科他州在内的几个州的立法机构, Colorado, Wyoming and Florida.

斯劳特于1990年加入美联社总部,此前他曾担任美联社纽约纽瓦克分社社长.J., and Seattle. He held a series of executive positions, 包括该国际通讯社的副总裁兼战略规划主任.

During his time as director of strategic planning, the AP modernized its photo transmission systems, purchased an international television agency, and launched its new media division.

He later served as director of AP Digital, vice president of new media markets, and vice president of U.S. newspaper markets.

2011年,斯劳特成为内陆新闻协会和内陆新闻基金会的执行董事. 该协会成立于1875年,拥有近1000名日报和周报会员.

在2019年内陆报业协会和南方报业协会合并后,斯劳特继续担任该基金会的执行董事.

该基金会在合并后完全独立,并通过与美国报业的拨款协议继续支持以报纸为重点的培训和项目, the successor to IPA and SNPA.

He holds a B.S. 在堪萨斯大学(University of Kansas)获得新闻学学位,在西雅图城市大学(City University of Seattle)获得金融MBA学位.

他和妻子帕姆(Pam)住在劳伦斯,有两个成年子女和三个孙辈.