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Hall of Fame Member

Paul R. Wade

Inducted: 1977

PAUL R. WADE (1907-1972) built the Elk City Daily News into a three-time state fair sweepstakes winner by following the creed that “no city is more productive than the newspaper that serves it.” He published the paper for 28 years (1934-72), learning his craft from the newspaper giants in the Eugene Pulliam publishing organization. His newspaper also was one of the first to use offset printing and the cold-type composition process. It once was selected as the best newspaper in the Southwest by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.

Paul R. Wade
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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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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