Many of Dennis Cripe’s colleagues and family members gathered at DePauw University Saturday, April 12, to celebrate his induction into the Society of Professional Journalists’ Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.
SPJ recognized Dennis for his 37 years as a journalism educator who has taught a variety of courses for students and teachers and for his many contributions to the Indiana High School Press Association for the past 16 years promoting high school journalism programs and addressing First Amendment issues throughout the state.
The photo above was published as part of a special centennial edition of Dennis's family newspaper, The Review-Republican, in 1954. Dennis, lower left, wrote sports for the paper while his brother, Doug, was the paper's photographer. Dennis's grandfather bought the paper and his parents kept the weekly paper in the Cripe family for more than 50 years.
To read Dennis’s speech and see local news stories about the event, click the following links:
•Dennis's acceptance speech
•Additional coverage on the IHSPA Home Page