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Hall of Fame Member

Fred G. Cowles

Inducted: 1978

FRED G. COWLES (1866-1949) was a newspaperman for 63 years, 31 of them as publisher of the McAlester News Capital (1918-49), until his death at the age of 83. The standard of his management system was community service and the use of much of his profits to update the equipment of his newspapers in order to continually offer a quality newspaper to McAlester. The third generation of his family continues to operate the News Capital with his devotion to community service.

Fred G. Cowles
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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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