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Hall of Fame Member

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 City Times, he became assistant managing editor of both papers in 1956. Better known to journalists than the public, Sewell has helped scores of young newsmen and women develop into professionals, instilling in them his own high standard of ethics and sense of fair play.

Ralph Sewell
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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