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Sidney J. Steen

Inducted: 1984

SIDNEY J. STEEN (1908-1992) was a journalist in Oklahoma for more than half a century, most of the time on the Tulsa World, where he rose to executive editor. He earlier worked for the Arkansas Gazette, Okmulgee Times and Tulsa Tribune. He and some tipsters caused the indictment and conviction of a police commissioner, a police chief and six police officers in a payoff scheme in which bootleggers were being forced to pay for police protection. In 1970, he engineered the recovery of the body of bootleg queen Cleo Epps. 

Sidney J. Steen
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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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