Robert E. Thompson
- Distinguished Alumni Awards in Journalism (2015)
- Indiana University Bloomington
The late Robert E. Thompson attended IU on the G.I. Bill after World War II and devoted his career to political reporting and newspaper management. He was a reporter for the International News Service, worked on John F. Kennedy's 1958 senatorial campaign and served as bureau chief and national editor for Hearst Newspapers. Thompson was a member of the Gridiron Club, a Washington journalistic organization and the National Press Club. He died in 2003.