Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

1975 Members

Edward K. Livermore, Sr.

Edward K. Livermore, Sr.

Inducted: 1975 EDWARD K. LIVERMORE, SR. (1918-2014), long-time champion of the importance of small town newspapers, in 1972 became the first Oklahoman to serve as president of the National Newspaper Association, largest newspaper organization in the country with 6,000...

Lea M. Nichols

Lea M. Nichols

Inducted: 1975 LEA M. NICHOLS (1888-1963) was a pioneer crusading Tulsa editor and pre-statehood supporter of making the Arkansas River a navigational channel to the sea. Later he became a nationally famous editor and publisher of the Bristow Record from 1905 to 1946....

Victor F. Barnett

Victor F. Barnett

Inducted: 1975 VICTOR F. BARNETT (1894-1968) spent half a century directing the crusading news department of the Tulsa Tribune. He was the paper's first managing editor (1920-1935), advertising manager (1935-90) and associate editor (1940-68). Some of the biggest...

Tams Bixby, Jr.

Tams Bixby, Jr.

Inducted: 1975 TAMS BIXBY, JR. (1891-1970) achieved national fame as a crusading editor and publisher of the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat for sixty years. He also was president of KBIX radio station in Muskogee and publisher of the Springfield (Mo.) News...

James J. Craddock

James J. Craddock

Inducted: 1975 JAMES J. CRADDOCK (1904-1974) published the Weatherford News for more than 40 years, setting a standard for excellence among small town newspapers. He worked as hard to build his home community and civic organizations as he did in developing his...

Earl C. Hull

Earl C. Hull

Inducted: 1975 EARL C. HULL (1895-1971) one of the founders of commercial radio broadcasting, established WKY in 1920 in Oklahoma City, the first radio station in Oklahoma and the third in the nation. He built the transmitter in his garage from tubes "borrowed" from...

Otis W. Sullivant

Otis W. Sullivant

Inducted: 1975 OTIS W. SULLIVANT (1902-1974) was Oklahoma's top political reporter and columnist for 40 years while covering the state capitol for the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Times. The Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi cited him in...

Dr. Rex Harlow

Dr. Rex Harlow

Inducted: 1975 DR. REX HARLOW (1892-1993), a 1934 graduate of Central State University, worked on his family's nationally famous Harlow's Weekly (1915-17, 1919-36) while developing a public relations consultant business. He became the nation's top expert in public...

William D. Little, Sr.

William D. Little, Sr.

Inducted: 1975 WILLIAM D. LITTLE, SR. (1888-1966) was one of the most powerful and frequently quoted editorial writers in Oklahoma for half a century. He won so many awards for editorial writing that an accurate count is not possible. Joining the staff of the Ada...

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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