ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Atlanta Press Club recently announced that Marshall Latimore, former Editor-In-Chief of The Atlanta Voice, will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame on November 11.
Latimore died earlier this year on March 10 at the age of 36. He came to The Atlanta Voice in 2017 after serving as the Editor-In-Chief of Nashville’s Stay On The Go Magazine.
“The Atlanta Press Club is pleased to recognize the work of Marshall Latimore at our 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony,” said Kristi Wooten, president of The Atlanta Press Club. “Typically, this honor is reserved for journalists with many decades of experience; however, Latimore’s impact prompted our nomination committee to rethink what it means to build a legacy in media, something he achieved within his short lifespan. In these uncertain times, our hope is that Marshall Latimore’s induction into the Hall of Fame will shine a spotlight on his contributions and inspire a new generation of young journalists.”
This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Atlanta Press Club’s Hall of Fame program. The organization is also inducting Billye Aaron, former co-host of WSB-TV’s Today in Georgia; Rebecca Burns former editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine; Jim Galloway former editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Paul Hemphill, former sportswriter.
“What I respected most about Marshall was his work ethic and his disciplined approach to the job,” said Michael B. Jordan, Atlanta Press Club Board member and EIC of ButterATL. “We got to know each other during media events, and I always enjoyed talking shop with him, hearing his off-the-record opinions about happenings in Atlanta’s media, political, entrepreneurial and entertainment circles.”
“Marshall knew much more than he told and was wise beyond his years — incredibly smart and always prepared, but consistently unbothered. He was a standout example of leadership, and I hope more young Black journalists in Atlanta and beyond will follow in his footsteps.”
Janis Ware, publisher of The Atlanta Voice said, “Marshall Latimore was definitely a journalist force, not just here in Atlanta but in journalism in general. When he passed we were shocked at the many people in journalism who reached out and the many publications based outside of Atlanta that published something on his passing. And he had a major impact here at The Atlanta Voice. A lot of how we as a company operate today is due to Marshall’s influence, so he will never be forgotten, at least not within the walls of our organization.
The Atlanta Press Club 2021 Hall of Fame is made possible in part by Title Sponsors The Coca-Cola Company and The Southern Company, and Platinum Sponsor, The Home Depot.
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