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Hall of Fame Member

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 Transcript grew to 48 pages and 10,000 circulation by the time he retired in 1968. He was generally ranked as one of the top editorial writers in Oklahoma, winning 21 awards in state competition. He was instrumental in founding the state’s first School of Journalism, at the University of Oklahoma. 

Fred E. Tarman
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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