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Hall of Fame Member

George Hill

Inducted: 1978

GEORGE HILL (1915-1994) ranks among the all-time greats of Oklahoma country editors, with more than 40 years as editor and publisher. He worked on the Ardmore Morning Democrat, Ada Bulletin, and Johnston County Capital-Democrat in the 1930’s. After World War II service he became co-publisher and editor of the Capital-Democrat (1946-48) and began publishing the Coalgate Record-Register in 1949. The Record-Register has won more than 50 awards in the annual state fair newspaper competition, averaging two a year, more in editorial writing than any other category. He was president of the Oklahoma Press Association (1956-57). A country editor by choice, he spent his life being one of the best.

George Hill
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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