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Crain’s Henderson inducted to Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

February 22, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Tom Henderson

Crain’s Detroit Business finance and technology reporter Tom Henderson is among seven inductees selected for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, which is run by Michigan State University.

Henderson has many achievements under his belt and continues working in monthly Crain’s Michigan Business sections focused on entrepreneurship and economic development throughout the state. He has also led coverage of Michigan’s venture capital industry in the 1990s and 2000s.

Additionally, he also reported on the Detroit Red Wings for the Detroit Free Press and has worked for The Detroit News and Michigan Runner magazine. He was with Runner’s World Magazine for 20 years and has authored five true crime books for St. Martin’s Press.

The other six inductees include:

  • Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50 years
  • Joanne Gerstner, multiplatform sportswriter, educator, scholar, mentor and author
  • Jean Jennings, 40-year automotive writer and editor
  • Edward Lapham, longtime executive editor at Crain’s sister publication Automotive News
  • Marjorie Sorge, auto and labor writer who was executive director of the Detroit Regional News Hub
  • Susan Whitall, former editor of Creem magazine, music historian, columnist and author, and former Detroit News music writer

The inductees will be honored at a ceremony in the fall. The ceremony can be either virtual or in-person, a decision that will be made by June 1, according to the Hall of Fame.


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