As part of The Deadline Club’s golden anniversary celebration in 1975, it established the New York Journalism Hall of Fame with the following 50 honorees:

  • Elmer Davis
  • Barry Farris
  • Pauline Frederick
  • Wes Gallagher
  • Julian Goodman
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Roy W. Howard
  • Edwin L. James
  • Earl Johnson
  • Bernard Kilgore
  • J. Liebling
  • Walter Lippman
  • Henry R. Luce
  • Anne O’Hare McCormick
  • Raymond Morley
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • George Jean Nathan
  • Dan Parker
  • Alicia Patterson
  • Joseph Medill Patterson
  • Sylvia Porter
  • James Reston
  • Grantland Rice
  • Harold Ross
  • Damon Runyon
  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger
  • Herbert Bayard Swope
  • Roger Tatarian
  • Lowell Thomas
  • Dorothy Thompson
  • Stanley Walker
  • Paul White
  • Walter Winchell
  • Stanley Woodward

From 1975 to 2000, thirty-nine additional journalists were inducted into the Hall of Fame:

  • Mel Allen
  • Art Athens
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Ed Bradley
  • George Brown
  • John Mack Carter
  • Irene Cornell
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Osborn Elliott
  • Morton Frank
  • Malvin Goode
  • Pete Hamill
  • Don Hewitt
  • John Hohenberg
  • Murray Kempton
  • Walter Kerr
  • Peter Khiss
  • James Kilgallen
  • Flora Lewis
  • Elmer Lower
  • Reuben Maury
  • John B. Oakes
  • Charles Osgood
  • Warren Phillips
  • Gabe Pressman
  • William Safire
  • Harrison Salisbury
  • William Shawn
  • Liz Smith
  • Walter “Red” Smith
  • Dr. Frank Stanton
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
  • Robert Trout
  • Dewitt Wallace
  • Lila Acheson Wallace
  • Mike Wallace
  • Barbara Walters
  • James Wechsler

The Club revived this tradition in 2013, with the induction of the following eight journalists:

  • Cindy Adams
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Graydon Carter
  • Bob Herbert
  • Carol Loomis
  • Linda Mason
  • Bill Moyers
  • Norman Pearlstine

In 2015, The Club inducted the following six journalists:

  • Max Frankel
  • Juan González
  • Lesley Stahl
  • Paul E. Steiger
  • Richard B. Stolley

NOTE: *The Deadline Club has revoked Charlie Rose’s membership in the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame.

In 2017, The Club inducted the following five journalists:

  • Terry McDonell
  • Steve Kroft
  • Nancy Gibbs
  • N.R. “Sonny” Kleinfield
  • Leslie “Les” Payne

In 2019, The Club inducted the following five journalists into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame:

  • Tom Brokaw
  • Richard Drew
  • Ted Koppel
  • Peggy Noonan
  • Jane Pauley