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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 largest group in this region. He was a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1961) and president of the Oklahoma Press Association. A strong supporter of journalism education at the University of Oklahoma, he was instrumental in the construction of a new journalism building there in the 1950s.

Joe W. McBride
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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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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