The former editor of theSun Herald who led the newspaper's Pulitzer-winner coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will be inducted into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame during its 150th Annual Convention in Biloxi June 24.
Stan Tiner retired in 2015 after leading the Sun Herald newsroom for 15. The paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service in 2006 following its dogged coverage of the catastrophe and the initial recovery efforts. Tiner and colleagues Marie Harris and Tony Biffle were also finalists that year for a Pulitzer recognizing editorial writing.
“We are very pleased and proud to induct Stan into the Association’s Hall of Fame,” said MPA President Joel McNeece, publisher of The Calhoun County Journal in Bruce. “He has been a tireless champion of transparency in government and of dogged reporting to keep public officials accountable.
“His leadership of the Sun Herald newsroom during his entire tenure and specifically in the terrible days after the landfall of Katrina is a testament to what newspapers can achieve for the communities they serve.”
A native of Springhill, La., Tiner graduated from Louisiana Tech University and later was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He is Vietnam War veteran, having served in the U.S. Marines.
He previously served as top editor at the Mobile Press Register, the Shreveport Journal and the Daily Oklahoman.
Tiner and his wife, Vickie, are the parents of three children and have four grandchildren.
Established in 1866, MPA is the trade association for Mississippi newspaper media and marks its 150th anniversary in 2016.
For ticket information to the Hall of Fame banquet, contact the MPA office, 601-981-3060, or email Member Services Manager Monica Gilmer.
View a complete list of past Hall of Fame inductees by clicking here.