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Hall of Fame Member

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 newspaper exposés in state history came from the tough assignments he handed his reporters. A charter member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, he also was an early member of and helped build the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Victor F. Barnett
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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