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Hall of Fame Member

Jack Bell

Inducted: 1976

JACK BELL (1904-1975) was a reporter and city editor for the Daily Oklahoman from 1925 to 1937, the youngest city editor—at age 25—to serve the newspaper. He was chief political writer for the Associated Press from 1937 to 1969, and a political columnist for Gannett Newspapers from 1969 to his death. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he wrote four books about the Presidency. President Gerald Ford described him as “one of the best reporters I have ever known, a thorough, untiring newsman, always seeking more detail, more substance, more facts.”

Jack Bell
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

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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