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James L. “Jim” Pate

Inducted: 1986

JAMES L. “JIM” PATE (1932-2011) was president of the National Newspaper Association, having also served as director, treasurer and vice president of that organization. Co-publisher of the Madill Record and The Texhoman, Pate is a member of a four-generation newspaper family. He was president of the Oklahoma Press Association and of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation and was active in civic affairs in Madill and on the state level.

James L. “Jim” Pate
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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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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