The Hall of Fame is an annual event that recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements, whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics. They have made outstanding contributions either to journalism in Georgia, and/or the Atlanta Press Club, often courageously overcoming obstacles to pursue and find the truth that the public needs to know.
On October 10, 2012, the following people were inducted into the second Hall of Fame class:
- Xernona Clayton, the noted journalist and founder of the Trumpet Awards
- Anne Cox Chambers, Barbara Cox, and James M. Cox, the founders of Cox Enterprises, the Atlanta-based media conglomerate
- Conrad Fink, the renowned University of Georgia journalism professor
- George Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who is best known for his longtime dedication to the Atlanta communications professions
- Ralph McGill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor for the Atlanta Constitution and leading voice for racial tolerance in the South in the 1950’s and 60’s