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Hall of Fame Member

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 built the organization to the point that it now provides college scholarships for about 20 journalism students a year. The only life member of the Oklahoma City Press Club, he also was a member of the Oklahoma Press Association for 57 years and its president in 1929. 

W. R. "Bill" Martineau
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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