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Hall of Fame Member

Robert B. Allen

Inducted: 1984

ROBERT B. ALLEN (1914-1982) criss-crossed the state for 15 years as a roving reporter for The Oklahoman and Times, becoming one of the best-known personalities in Oklahoma journalism. Even after retirement in 1979, he continued to cover special assignments for the papers. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Cushing Daily Citizen, for papers in Texas and for the Norman Transcript. He was known as a newsman who kept fairness and accuracy as constant goals.

Robert B. Allen
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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Assistant hall of fame director named

Assistant hall of fame director named

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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