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Hall of Fame Member

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, Oklahoma’s first radio station (WKY), the first television station (WKY-TV), four out-of-state television stations and various other enterprises. He pioneered many innovations in the newspaper business, including the use of computers in composition: For at least seven decades he influenced almost everything of consequence that has happened in the state.

Edward King Gaylord
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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