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Hall of Fame Member

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 state. He owned and operated at least 47 newspapers—as many as 23 at one time—in eight states. Many of them he sold to his managers and editors, including those at Altus and EI Reno. He was cofounder of Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society, served on the Associated Press board of directors for nine years, and was one of the William Allen White Foundation trustees. 

Eugene C. Pulliam
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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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