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Hall of Fame Member

Ed Burchfiel

Inducted: 1985

ED BURCHFIEL (1911-1999) is recognized as a civic leader as well as an innovative publisher who is credited with introducing offset printing to daily newspapers in Oklahoma. Starting his journalism career as a copy boy for the Tulsa World in the late 1920s, he was a writer, editor and publisher of a number of papers since that time and was publisher of the Cordell Beacon, which he bought in 1969. Burchfiel’s countless hours of work for his state and community earned him a number of honors and a great deal of respect.

Ed Burchfiel
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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