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.