THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME each year posthumously honors two newspaper people whose outstanding devotion to their responsibilities resulted in substantial contributions to their regions and to the development of California.

1957
James King of William
San Francisco Bulletin
1957
Robert Baylor Semple,
Walter Colton

The Californian, Monterey
1958
William S. Green
Colusa Sun
1958
M. H. de Young,
Charles de Young

San Francisco Chronicle
1958
Sam Brannan
California Star
1959
Lauren Upson
Sacramento Union
1959
James McClatchy
The Bee Newspapers
1959
John Nugent
San Francisco Herald
1960
W. P. Bartlett
Livermore Herald
1960
Henry Kuchel
Anaheim Gazette
1960
Duncan McPherson
Santa Cruz Sentinel
1961
Gen. Harrison Gray Otis
Los Angeles Times
1961
Charles Albert Storke
Los Angeles Daily Herald, Santa Barbara News and Independent
1962
William Randolph Hearst
Hearst Newspapers
1962
James Anthony
Sacramento Union
1963
Fremont Older
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Call, San Francisco Bulletin
1964
Chester H. Rowell
Fresno Republican, San Francisco Chronicle
1965
William F. Prisk
Pasadena Star-News, Long Beach Press-Telegram
1966
Irving Martin
Stockton Record
1967
Friend W. Richardson
Berkeley Gazette
1968
C. F. McGlashan
Truckee Republican
1969
Alfred Harrell
Bakersfield Californian
1970
James A. Guthrie
San Bernardino Sun-Telegram
1971
Justus F. Craemer
San Rafael Independent-Journal
1972
Joseph R. Knowland
The Oakland Tribune
1973
Thomas M. Storke
Santa Barbara News-Press
1974
Edward Kemble
Sacramento Union
1975
Paul C. Edwards
San Francisco News
1976
Edward W. Scripps
Scripps-Howard Newspapers
1977
Ernest L. Finley
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
1978
Lowell Jessen
Turlock Journal
1979
R. C. Hoiles
Santa Ana Register
1980
James G. Piratsky
Watsonville Pajaronian
1981
Dan Beebe
Oroville Mercury Register
1982
James S. Copley
The Copley Press
1983
Paul R. Leake
The Daily Democrat, Woodland
1984
Homer W. Wood
Porterville Recorder
1985
Crombie Allen
The Daily Report, Ontario
1986
Robert Allen Griffin
Monterey Peninsula Herald
1987
Gordon Hadley
Arcata Union
1988
Frederick Godfrey Vivian
King City Rustler
1989
Eleanor McClatchy
McClatchy Newspapers
1990
A.W. Bramwell
Chico Enterprise-Record
1991
Bill Chalfant
Inyo Register
1992
C. K. McClatchy
McClatchy Newspapers
1993
Almon T. Richardson
Pomona Progress
1994
Telford Work
Los Angeles Daily Journal
1995
Edward Gilbert
Alta California
1996
George Murphy Jr.
Manteca Bulletin
1997
Robert C. Maynard
Oakland Tribune
1998
Harry Lutgens
San Rafael Independent
1999
Julius Gius
Ventura Star-Free Press
2000
Dean Lesher
Contra Costa Times
2001
Cornelius De Bakcsy
Fontana Herald
2002
Celeste Murphy
The Sonoma Index-Tribune
2003
Harry Casey
King City Rustler
2004
Harvey McGee
The Union Democrat, Sonora
2005
Everett Bey
Feather River Bulletin, Quincy
2006
John Budd Long
CNPA, Sacramento
2007
Stanley T. Wilson
Turlock Daily Journal
2008
Carroll W. Parcher
Glendale News-Press
2009
C.K. McClatchy
The McClatchy Co.
2010
Horace W. Amphlett
San Mateo Times
2011
Jack Craemer
Marin Independent Journal
2011
Benjamin P. Avery
Marysville Appeal, San Francisco Bulletin
2012
Scott Newhall
San Francisco Chronicle
2012
Howard H "Tim" Hays Jr.
The Press-Enterprise, Riverside
2013
Dean McNaughton
Daily Republic, Fairfield
2013
Philip Alexander Bell
The Elevator, San Francisco
2014
Oran W. Asa
Northeast Los Angeles Newspapers
2014
Martin Weinberger
Claremont Courier
2015
Otis Chandler
Los Angeles Times
2015
Sen. Luther L. Gibson
Vallejo Times-Herald
2016
Nan Tucker McEvoy
San Francisco Chronicle
2016
Jerene Appleby Harnish
The Daily Report, Ontario