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Hall of Fame Honorees

1988 Members

George W. Cornell

George W. Cornell

Inducted: 1988 GEORGE W. CORNELL (1921-1994) is the man behind one of the best-known bylines of the Associated Press. As AP religion writer, he has covered papal conclaves and other historic events, monitoring the heartbeat of religion in this country and abroad for...

Lola Hall

Lola Hall

Inducted: 1988 LOLA HALL (1933- ) has demonstrated her considerable talent in broadcasting, business and civic work for more than 30 years. She joined KWTV in Oklahoma City in 1956 and quickly became known for her wit, knowledge and humor as a reporter and as the...

Charles Nedwin “Ned” Hockman

Charles Nedwin “Ned” Hockman

Inducted: 1988 CHARLES NEDWIN "NED" HOCKMAN (1921-2009) has been a pioneer in photojournalism - both in still photography and motion picture photography - in Oklahoma and within the U.S. Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. The highlights of his work at the University of...

John A. Jameson

John A. Jameson

Inducted: 1988 JOHN A. JAMESON (1905-1985) was known as a hard-working newsman dedicated to the public's right to know about its government. After serving papers in Muskogee and Oklahoma City, he joined the Associated Press in 1935, working in Tulsa, Oklahoma City,...

Wayne Mackey

Wayne Mackey

Inducted: 1988 WAYNE MACKEY (1921-1987) was a dedicated newspaperman widely known for his writing talent and good humor. His 34 years on the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Times included reporting on almost all news beats and stints as assistant city editor,...

Alfred W. McLaughlin

Alfred W. McLaughlin

Inducted: 1988 ALFRED W. McLAUGHLIN (1921-2013) has been recognized as an outstanding photographer for many years. He joined Oklahoma Publishing Company in 1942 and worked there without stopping except for service in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After his...

Gareth B. Muchmore

Gareth B. Muchmore

Inducted: 1988 GARETH B. MUCHMORE (1913-1983) covered World War II for the Associated Press and headed that organization's financial news department in New York before returning to Oklahoma in 1947 as managing editor of The Ponca City News. He served as editor and...

Montez Tjaden

Montez Tjaden

Inducted: 1988 MONTEZ TJADEN (1913-1993) was part of the management team that put two radio stations and one television station on the air, including KWTV in Oklahoma City and KRMG in Tulsa. That is just one part of a 45-year career in communications that includes...

Jerry L. Witcher

Jerry L. Witcher

Inducted: 1988 JERRY L. WITCHER (1932-2006) is recognized by his peers as one of the most competent journalists in Oklahoma for his reporting, writing and editing skills. He joined United Press International and became Oklahoma bureau manager and state editor in 1978....

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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