There are 57 people in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia. Today, Marietta native Bill Shipp, a newspaper reporter, editor and author known for groundbreaking journalistic skills – and for raising the blood pressure of political figures on both sides of the aisle throughout his career – was inducted as a 2016 Hall of Fame Honoree.

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Bill Shipp (New Georgia Encyclopedia)

For more on Bill Shipp, a Marietta High School graduate, visit:

www.georgiawritershalloffame.org/honorees/bill-shipp

www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/bill-shipp-b-1933

Explore the library’s resources on journalism at www.cobbcat.org and the Georgia Room, Cobb library’s genealogical and collection at Switzer Library.

Marietta Native Inducted into Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
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