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Hall of Fame Member

John Cronley

Inducted: 1974

JOHN CRONLEY (1909-1972) was sports writer and editor for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times for thirty years after working on several Nebraska newspapers. His sharp wit and high standards trained three generations of younger sports writers, who went on to top sports news jobs across the nation. His own writing ranked among the best sports copy of its day in accuracy, literary style and fairness. He is one of the all-time greats in his field.

John Cronley
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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