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Ennis C. “Tex” Helm

Inducted: 1987

ENNIS C. “TEX” HELM (1903-1982) set a world record by photographing Carlsbad Caverns National Park with 2400 flashbulbs. Earlier in life, he was a photographer on the Oklahoman and Times. His career expanded into newsreels, a step that took him around the world seven times and included him on the expeditions of Erie Stanley Gardner and Adm. Richard Byrd. After retirement in New Mexico, he wrote Patience, a book focusing on his life in Oklahoma.

Ennis C. “Tex” Helm
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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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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