Robert E. Thompson


Distinguished Alumni Awards in Journalism (2015)
Indiana University Bloomington
Media School
Journalism Program


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.