J. Nelson Taylor

Inducted: 1985

J. NELSON TAYLOR (1900-1992) has been recognized as an outstanding reporter of governmental news. He spent 20 years on the Tulsa World and another 20 on the Oklahoman and Times and also worked for other papers in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including six years on the Oklahoma Journal. He was one of the reporters who covered the Pretty Boy Floyd story in the early 1930s. Taylor, in being recognized in 1971 as the Sigma Delta Chi Newsman of the Year, was cited “for his high quality day-to-day reporting of county government” and for “professionalism … through objective reporting and pursuit of accuracy.”