Ray Hartmann, circa early 1990s?
The St. Louis chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has elected Ray Hartmann
, founder of the Riverfront Times
, as one of seven people it will induct into the St. Louis Print Hall of Fame
Hartmann will join six other nominees, including Carlos Hurd
(a deceased Post-Dispatch
scribe who bore an uncanny resemblance to Adolph Hitler
) and Mark Vittert
, local businessman who never wears socks (trust me on this) and whose money helped launch the RFT
and St. Louis Business Journal
See a complete list of this year's nominees here
and view past winners over at this website
maintained by the Missouri History Museum.