Jim served as the vice chair of the ICFJ board of directors and had previously held the position of chair. His dedication to the field of journalism was exemplary, and he embodied the very essence of journalistic integrity and excellence.
Throughout his life, Jim Hoge Jr. demonstrated an unwavering commitment to nurturing the talents of young journalists. His passion for mentoring and guiding the next generation of reporters was unparalleled. His legacy lives on through the Jim Hoge Reporting Fellows, a testament to his enduring support for aspiring journalists.
Jim’s impact reached far beyond the boardroom. He was a source of inspiration and wisdom for all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, generosity, and dedication to the principles of journalism served as a guiding light for our organization.
As we bid farewell to Jim Hoge Jr., let us remember the extraordinary contributions he made to the world of journalism and the lives he touched along the way. His legacy will continue to inspire us to uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Jim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. His loss is felt deeply by all who knew him, and we share in your grief.
In honoring Jim’s memory, let us recommit ourselves to the pursuit of truth and excellence in journalism, values that he held dear. Jim Hoge Jr. may no longer be with us, but his legacy will forever guide us in our mission to promote quality journalism worldwide.
We will miss him deeply, but his spirit lives on in the work we do and the journalists he helped shape.
With heartfelt sympathy and gratitude,
[Your Name] [International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)]