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Hall of Fame Member

Ralph E. Cain, Sr.

Inducted: 1984

RALPH E. CAIN, SR. (1898-1968) was one of Oklahoma’s leading authorities on community newspapers. Under his direction for 30 years, the Vici Beacon won many awards for craftsmanship and editorial content. In later years, he owned the Yale News, was press secretary for Congressman Victor Wickersham in Washington, founded the Vici News and served as news editor for the Oklahoma Publisher. He used his energy and journalistic talent to build his community and state.

Ralph E. Cain, Sr.
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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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