The Oregon Newspaper Hall of Fame Award was first conceived in 1973 by the ONPA Board of Directors, and the first induction took place in 1979.

Oregon Newspaper Hall of Fame display at University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
       The award recognizes Oregon newspaper people who have been involved in management or leadership in one or more disciplines of the newspaper industry in Oregon, and who have made an outstanding contribution to Oregon newspaper professionalism through community, regional, or state service.
       The ONPA Honors Committee, which consists of past recipients of the Amos Voorhies and/or Hall of Fame awards, judge all Hall of Fame nominees. Awards are presented at the ONPA Summer Publishers Convention.
       Contributions to the Oregon Newspapers Foundation's Hall of Fame project have enabled creation of a permanent display at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Hall of Fame inductees
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1979   
Claude "C.E." Ingalls, Corvallis Gazette-Times
Charles "Sam" Jackson, The Oregon Journal, Portland
Frank Jenkins, Herald and News, Klamath Falls
Henry L. Pittock, The Oregonian, Portland
Harvey W. Scott, The Oregonian, Portland
Gov. Elmo Smith, Albany Democrat-Herald
Gov. Charles Sprague, Salem Oregon Statesman
Amos E. "Boss" Voorhies, Grants Pass Daily Courier
1980   
George Putnam, Medford Mail Tribune
E. Palmer Hoyt, The Oregonian, Portland
Robert W. Sawyer, Bend Bulletin
Robert W. Ruhl, Medford Mail Tribune
Eric W. Allen, School of Journalism, University of Oregon
1981   
Edwin Burton Aldrich, The East Oregonian, Pendleton
Charles Stanton, Roseburg News-Review
DeWitt Clinton Ireland, The Oregonian, Portland
Emma McKinney, Hillsboro Argus
W. Verne McKinney, Hillsboro Argus
1983   
Wendell Webb, Oregon Statesman, Salem
Hugh McGilvra, Times Publications
Donald J. Sterling, The Oregon Journal, Portland
L.H. Gregory, The Oregonian, Portland
1984   
A.D. "Deb" Addison, Roseburg News-Review
Carl Webb, former ONPA Executive Director, University of Oregon
Robert C. Ingalls, Corvallis Gazette-Times
Louis D. Felsheim, Bandon Western World
1985   
Paul W. Harvey, Jr., AP Capitol Correspondent
Ruth E. King, Herald and News, Klamath Falls
Eric W. Allen, Jr., Medford Mail Tribune
Alton F. Baker, Sr., Eugene Register-Guard
1987   
Robert C. Notson, The Oregonian, Portland
Michael Frey, The Oregonian, Portland
1989   
Wes Sullivan, Oregon Statesman, Salem
Arthur L. Lowe, Corvallis Gazette-Times
1990   
Harrison P. "Red" Hornish, The springfield News
J.W. "Bud" Forrester, East Oregonian, Pendleton
Joseph F. Caraher, Herald and News, Klamath Falls
1991   
Guy Leslie Shaw, Lake County Examiner
Jerry Latham, Mail Tribune, Medford
1992   
Wiliam M. Tugman, The Register-Guard, Eugene
1993   
Gwen T. Coffin, Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise
1994   
Giles French, Sherman County Journal, Moro
Stephen W. Ryder, Mail Tribune, Medford
1998   
William A. Hilliard, The Oregonian, Portland
2001   
Phil Bladine, News Register, McMinnville
2002   
Walter McKinney, Hillsboro Argus
Richard Nafsinger, Hood River News
2003   
Ted Baker, The Register-Guard, Eugene
2004   
John Buchner, Albany Democrat-Herald
2005   
Bob Moody, Western Communications
2006   
Robert W. Chandler, The Bulletin, Bend