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Hall of Fame Member

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 newspaper. His newspaper won sweepstakes for general excellence in Oklahoma State Fair competitions and in the Oklahoma Heritage Society contests. He helped build the Oklahoma Press Association and served as its president in 1948.

James J. Craddock
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Assistant hall of fame director named

Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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