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Hall of Fame Honorees

1971 Members

H. H. Herbert

H. H. Herbert

Inducted: 1971 H.H. HERBERT (1888-1980) was a pioneer and national leader in building journalism education during the first half of the 20th Century. He founded the first journalism program in the state, the H. H. Herbert School of Journalism at the University of...

Richard Lloyd Jones, Sr.

Richard Lloyd Jones, Sr.

Inducted: 1971 RICHARD LLOYD JONES, SR. (1873-1963) crusading editor and publisher of the Tulsa Tribune, became the editorial giant of his era in Oklahoma by exposing public scandals during the 1920s and 1930s. The flaming editorial page dominated the personality of...

Jim G. Lucas

Jim G. Lucas

Inducted: 1971 JIM G. LUCAS (1914-1970) became the most honored journalist from Oklahoma by covering three wars "up front" alongside American fighting men. He was the top Marine combat correspondent in the Pacific during World War II. As a Scripps-Howard war...

W. R. "Bill" Martineau

W. R. "Bill" Martineau

Inducted: 1971 W.R. "BILL" MARTINEAU (1887-1970) pioneered specialized journalism in the state as editor and publisher of the Oklahoma City Livestock News during most of its 59 years, starting in 1910. As chairman of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Club for 43 years, he...

Milton W. Reynolds

Milton W. Reynolds

Inducted: 1971 MILTON W. REYNOLDS (1833-1890) was a key figure in getting Oklahoma opened to settlement through a 20-year crusade in his own and other newspapers as well as his personal appearances before presidents, governors and senators. He founded eight Nebraska,...

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

Inducted: 1971 WILL ROGERS (1879-1935) was the most widely read and influential newspaper columnist of his day. For the last nine years of his life his daily column "Will Rogers Says" was published in a record 500 newspapers. The humorous comments in the column helped...

Walter S. Campbell

Walter S. Campbell

Inducted: 1971 WALTER S. CAMPBELL (STANLEY VESTAL) (1887-1957), first Rhodes Scholar from the state and the most widely acclaimed writer from Oklahoma, published 24 books and taught literature and writing for 42 years at the University of Oklahoma. His seven...

Roscoe Dunjee

Roscoe Dunjee

Inducted: 1971 ROSCOE DUNJEE (1883-1965), born the son of a slave in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, was the founder and for 40 years (1915-55) the editor and publisher of the first Negro newspaper in Oklahoma, the Black Dispatch, Oklahoma City. With courageous...

Edward King Gaylord

Edward King Gaylord

Inducted: 1971 EDWARD KING GAYLORD (1873-1974) built the dominant journalism enterprise in the state, the Oklahoma Publishing Co., from a minority interest in the Daily Oklahoman purchased in 1903. He later added the Oklahoma City Times, The Farmer-Stockman,...

How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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