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The Melbourne Press Club announced 2013 Hall of Fame inductees at a dinner in the Victorian State Library in October.

This year’s induction covers people who had started to make their mark on the Victorian media by 1970. It will include the first living Hall-of-Famers. Inductees need to have made an outstanding contribution to their craft and enhanced the history of the media in Victoria.  
   
The first induction of 20 journalists announced last November covered the  100 years from the publication of Melbourne’s first newspaper in 1838. This year’s list will include more from that period as well  as people who worked in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s when radio and television joined newspapers as prime sources of news and current affairs.  
   
Next year’s induction will cover contemporary journalism. After next year, the Melbourne Press Club may make occasional or regular additions to the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognises people who have made significant contributions to the craft of journalism and enhanced the history of the news media in Victoria. Nominees must have a strong connection to Victoria.

Find out who has been inducted into the Victorian Media Hall of Fame here

2013 Hall of Fame

Watch speeches by Harry Gordon, Bruce Petty, David Dunstan, Penny Fowler and John Wiley here

See photos of the night here

2012 Hall of Fame:

Watch speeches by Lachlan Murdoch, Geoffrey Blainey and Ranald Macdonald at the 2012 induction here

Read the transcript of Ranald Macdonald's speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame dinner here

Read the transcript of Lachlan Murdoch's speech at the 2012 Hall of Fame dinner here

Watch the tribute to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch played at the 2012 Hall of Fame dinner here

Watch the 2012 inductee tribute videos here

In the media:

Lachlan Murdoch honours grandfather Sir Keith - ABC News

Grandson Lachlan Murdoch's speech reveals honour, respect and emotion - Herald Sun

Honouring the newsbreakers of a nation - The Age

Melbourne Press Club's Hall of Fame honours significant contributions to journalism - Herald Sun

Melbourne Press Club picks 20 for Victorian Media Hall of Fame - The Australian