Micanopy Resident Lyne
Elected To Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame
For Immediate Release, Atlanta: Jack Lyne of Micanopy, Fla., was recently named to the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame (www.uky.edu/CommInfoStudies/JAT/hof.html). That honor comes as Lyne is still continuing his wide-ranging 40-year career in journalism, which has included award-winning work in magazines, newspapers, online news and television news.
For the last 25 years, Lyne has worked for Atlanta-based Site Selection (www.siteselection.com), a 56-year-old business magazine. Site Selection dominates the market among the numerous publications that focus on corporate location strategies and economic development. Lyne served as the magazine's Editor-in-Chief for 17 years, shifting over in 2001 to become Site Selection Executive Editor of Interactive Publishing. That new role, along with the Internet's workplace flexibility, enabled Lyne to relocate to a large farm outside Micanopy, where he now works remotely with some other Site Selection staffers.
Working out of a home office on the farm since 2002, Lyne says the move has been a "breath of fresh air" for him. "I loved our home in the Atlanta suburbs," he says, "but sometimes the traffic was so bad that a three-mile drive to work could take 20 minutes. … Getting out of that congestion is wonderful, and the peaceful beauty around here has been very stimulating for my writing."
Earlier in his career, Lyne wrote and delivered on-air news commentaries, first for Kentucky Education Television and then for CNN. He has won numerous journalistic awards over the years, including two APEX Grand Awards and The Golden Lamp, the Association of Educational Publishers' highest honor. A native of Russellville, Ky., Lyne received both his BA and MA in communications from the University of Kentucky.
Established in 1980 by the University of Kentucky Journalism Alumni Association, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame honors "Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the profession of journalism." A panel of veteran journalists votes annually to select Hall of Fame members, reviewing the professional credentials of "individuals, living or dead, who are natives of Kentucky, or who have spent a significant portion of their careers in Kentucky."
The Hall of Fame formally inducted Lyne as a member at ceremonies in Lexington on Apr. 8. The Hall also inducted six other new members at the April event.
Some of the most prominent journalists who are members of the Kentucky Hall include: ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer; long-time UPI and Hearst Newspaper White House reporter Helen Thomas; and Sirius Satellite Radio host Bob Edwards, the former long-time host of NPR's "Morning Edition."
The Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame is administered by and housed at the University of Kentucky's School of Journalism and Telecommunications.
About Conway Data: Atlanta-based Conway Data Inc. (CDI) is the parent company and publisher of Site Selection magazine. CDI founder and Chairman McKinley Conway began Site Selection in 1954, the first magazine ever focused on corporate real estate and economic development. In 1983, Conway also created SiteNet (www.sitenet.com), the first online network serving the development industry.
In addition to publishing Site Selection, CDI manages the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC at www.iamc.org), a highly regarded association that includes many of the top real estate asset managers at the world's largest and most successful companies. Conway founded IAMC in 2002. In 1961, Conway founded another leading real estate association, the International Development Research Council (IDRC). (IDRC in 2002 merged with NACORE to become CoreNet Global.)
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