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Hall of Fame Honorees

1972 Members

Fayette Copeland

Fayette Copeland

Inducted: 1972 FAYETTE COPELAND (1895-1961) was a journalism educator (1921-61) and director of the School of Journalism (1947-61) at the University of Oklahoma, doubling the teaching staff, adding several degree patterns, developing the largest journalism scholarship...

Earnest T. Hoberecht, Jr.

Earnest T. Hoberecht, Jr.

Inducted: 1972 EARNEST T. HOBERECHT, JR. (1918-1999) of Watonga spent more than 20 years in the Pacific and Asia as a war correspondent, bureau manager and vice president for United Press and its successor, United Press International. He gained his first fame covering...

Jenkin Lloyd Jones

Jenkin Lloyd Jones

Inducted: 1972 JENKIN LLOYD JONES (1911-2004) was known as one of the top editorial writers and columnists in the nation. His editorials were among the most widely reprinted. His weekly column appeared in 150 newspapers with ten million circulations. As editor (and...

Wheeler Mayo

Wheeler Mayo

Inducted: 1972 WHEELER MAYO (1902-1975) is the epitome of the fighting country editor. He founded the weekly Sequoyah County Times in 1932 and spent the next 40 years exposing corruption in public office with the same vigor he used to support projects to help his...

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Inducted: 1972 PAUL MILLER (1907-1991) of Pawhuska is one of the few journalists to work his way to the top in two fields of journalism, wire service and the chain of metropolitan daily newspapers. After working on several Oklahoma newspapers, he joined the Associated...

Eugene C. Pulliam

Eugene C. Pulliam

Inducted: 1972 EUGENE C. PULLIAM (1889-1975) published a chain of seven outstanding daily newspapers in Oklahoma (1929-40) at Altus, Clinton, EI Reno, Mangum, Hobart, Elk City and Alva. His trademark was community development during those formative years of the new...

Ralph Sewell

Ralph Sewell

Inducted: 1972 RALPH SEWELL (1909-2005) was Oklahoma's first national president of Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society (1965), the largest organization for working newsmen in the United States. An outstanding newsman for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma...

Fred E. Tarman

Fred E. Tarman

Inducted: 1972 FRED E. TARMAN (1889-1981) produced 23 state fair sweepstakes winners in the large daily class during 33 years (1936-68) of competition while editor and publisher (1922-68) of the Norman Transcript. From a four-page daily of 1,500 readers in 1922 the...

Clement E. Trout

Clement E. Trout

Inducted: 1972 CLEMENT E. TROUT (1891-1960) became known universally as the "Dean of Industrial Editors" by pioneering in the development of his field in the United States. The director of the journalism program at Oklahoma State University for 32 years (1926-58), he...

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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