I agree with Mayor Bragg in saying there really is no better place for the new Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame to be located. I think having a Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame located in Middle Tennessee State University is a great thing. It makes perfect sense for the hall of fame to be created and established in the university. The Mass Communications Program, and more specifically the Journalism Department, is extremely prominent at MTSU, and very recognized even outside of Tennessee. I agree that MTSU's Mass Communication Program does a wonderful job of encompassing all areas of journalism in the media, whether it is print, broadcast, electronic media, etc.
Having the hall of fame will be great for Rutherford County. People will come initially to visit the hall of fame at MTSU, but will in turn be exposed to everything else Murfreesboro and the surrounding cities have to offer.
The fact that the rest of Rutherford County, even those who are not specifically involved with MTSU or the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame are being so incredibly supportive. It was encouraging to read Chairman Peter Demos' response to the new development, and to see how "onboard" he, and the rest of the county seem to be.
I am very excited to hear who will be among the first of the recognized and honored journalists who will have the privilege of being in the new Hall of Fame.