Alumni, adjunct to join Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame
Media School adjunct instructor Bob Zaltsberg and IU alumni Tim Harmon, BA’74, and Ed Reinke, BS’96, will be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame this year.
Established in 1966, IJHF honors media professionals with Indiana ties in its annual induction ceremony. It is a partner of The Media School, which houses its archives and materials.
Zaltsberg retired last year after 33 years as editor of the Bloomington Herald-Times. He led the newspaper through the transition from afternoon to morning circulation, through the addition of a Sunday edition, into the digital age and, along the way, collected two Blue Ribbon Newspaper honors. He was involved in the Bloomington community as well as state and national journalism organizations.
In “retirement,” Harmon is an award-winning editorial writer for the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, having previously served as managing editor for the Journal-Gazette and the Times of Northwest Indiana, and editor of the South Bend Tribune. He led the Tribune through the transition from afternoon to morning publication, shored up the bureau system and developed convergence relationships with sister radio stations, all with tightening resources.
Reinke was a visual storyteller who worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer before joining the Associated Press. He photographed international sporting events including the Olympics, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby and the Masters golf tournament. He covered the Ronald Reagan administration and the Bill Clinton inauguration. Reinke died in 2011 after suffering a fatal head injury during a fall while covering an auto race. He is remembered with The Media School’s Ed Reinke Scholarship in Photojournalism.