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Hall of Fame Member

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.”

J. Nelson Taylor
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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