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 Oklahoma, in 1913. As a faculty member and director of the school for 47 years, he helped make it one of the 10 best in the nation. Most of the first 1,500 students educated in the school were greatly influenced by his high ideals of journalism. He founded the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Press Association in 1916, the Sooner State Press in 1920.