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Hall of Fame Member

John Casey

Inducted: 1976

JOHN CASEY (1898-deceased), one of the nation’s top experts in community journalism, served for more than forty years (1927-68), on the journalism faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He founded the national Future Journalists of America at OU. He began his career on his father’s weekly, the Knoxville (Iowa) Express, graduated from the University of Missouri, and taught journalism there for four years. While on leave from OU he was advertising manager of the (Tokyo) Japan Advertiser, associate editor of the Trans-Pacific Magazine, and market editor of the Nashville Tennessean. He is the author of more than 100 articles in professional journals, and served on the Schools of Journalism Committee of the National Editorial Association.

John Casey
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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