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Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Member

Jack Bickham

Inducted: 1985

JACK BICKHAM (1930-1997) displayed amazing energy as a prolific writer and highly regarded educator. With 61 published novels to his credit including westerns, mysteries, comedies and science fiction – he had a great deal to offer his writing students at the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism, where he started teaching in 1969. Before joining the OU faculty, Bickham worked for a number of Oklahoma newspapers as a prizewinning writer and editor.

Jack Bickham
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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