- Friend of the College
- Founder – Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University
- Reporter, editor, publisher and chief executive, The Tennessean
- Founding editorial director of USA TODAY
- Administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
- Advisory board member of MTSU College of Mass Communication and School of Journalism, as well as American University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland.
Inducted: 2000 | Friend of the College