and the successes of African Americans, and they so beautifully fit our mission,” said Clayton.
The leadership of the Atlanta Daily World has remained in the Scott family for 83 years, starting with the grandfather, then transferring to his brother, C. A. Scott, for 63 years, and continuing today with M. Alexis Scott. “It makes a great statement of the talents of this great family,” said Clayton.
With a five-member board composed of two generations of Scott family, Scott said the Atlanta Daily World’s mission is “to inform, to educate, to entertain and to inspire readers to be better, to do better, to have more and be more.”
The paper also has many writers and photographers that have worked closely with the Scott family over the years. “I’m so grateful to have that crew of people behind us because we stand on many, many shoulders,” said Scott.
The Atlanta Press Club held its inaugural Hall of Fame event at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, recognizing six leaders in media in metro-Atlanta area. The Press Club’s Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who show journalistic integrity, and who have made a contribution to the Press Club or the State of Georgia.
Within recent years, the Daily World has continued to expand and evolve.
In 2009 three newsstands bearing its name have opened at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“As we have begun to grapple with this new world in the media. We are grateful to have the kind of partners that we have to open those three newsstands,” said Scott. “I remain encouraged and excited about our future because I know that we have more partnerships to come and greater opportunities to come.”
In addition to the inductions, the club also announced a $1 million gift from Atlanta businessman Charles Loudermilk to endow the Press Club’s television debate series.
It will be called the Loudermilk-Young Debate Series, in honor of Loudermilk and former Atlanta Mayor, congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young.