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Hall of Fame Honorees

1973 Members

Lee Hills

Lee Hills

Inducted: 1973 LEE HILLS (1906-2000) started in journalism with the Oklahoma City Times and Oklahoma News in the 1920s and 1930s, then went on to win a Pulitzer prize in 1956. He was later president of Knight Newspapers, publisher of the Detroit Free Press and editor...

Joe W. McBride

Joe W. McBride

Inducted: 1973 JOE W. McBRIDE (1904-1972) published Oklahoma newspapers for 40 years, the longest period with the Anadarko Daily News. In 1935 he formed a partnership with James C. Nance of Walters. Nance-McBride publications eventually owned 23 newspapers, the...

Alice Lee Marriott

Alice Lee Marriott

Inducted: 1973 ALICE LEE MARRIOTT (1910-1992) was among the most widely read female writers Oklahoma ever produced. A specialist in ethnology, the study of living cultures, she wrote at least 20 books and 32 major articles on history, folklore, biography, and personal...

Walker Stone

Walker Stone

Inducted: 1973 WALKER STONE (1904-1973) of Okemah rose from editorship of his college newspaper at Oklahoma State University to editor-in-chief of all Scripps-Howard newspapers. His forty years in journalism were based in Washington, starting with the Washington Daily...

Ben Blackstock

Ben Blackstock

Inducted: 1973 BEN BLACKSTOCK (1924-2010), manager of the Oklahoma Press Association for more than twenty years, made it into the finest and most successful organization of its kind in the world. He developed various annual short courses and clinics sponsored by the...

Douglas Edwards

Douglas Edwards

Inducted: 1973 DOUGLAS EDWARDS (1917-1990) of Ada was the first major radio newsman to make the transition to television, in 1947. Since then he covered the world scene, and started anchoring a daily television news broadcast for CBS television network in 1950. He...

Raymond H. Fields

Raymond H. Fields

Inducted: 1973 RAYMOND H. FIELDS (1897-1979), a pioneer newsman for Pontotoc County, Indian Territory, published newspapers in Oklahoma for half a century, including with the Guymon Herald. He was one of the best-known and respected state journalists, following the...

D.C. “Clancy” Frost

D.C. “Clancy” Frost

Inducted: 1973 D.C. "CLANCY" FROST (1908-1965) spent more than two decades proving his "independent country newspaper," the Kiowa County Star-Review of Hobart, could achieve the same quality of reporting, editing and editorial excellence as a newspaper of any size....

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey

Inducted: 1973 PAUL HARVEY (1918-2009) of Tulsa was a leading conservative political commentator and columnist for many decades. He broadcasted for more than 462 radio stations and 126 television stations daily, and his column appeared in 300 newspapers, reaching more...

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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