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Hall of Fame Member

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 almost four decades. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Cornell reported for the Daily Oklahoman and served in the Army before joining the AP in New York in 1947. He began specializing in news of religion in 1951. His reporting, his two weekly columns and his half dozen books have earned for him virtually every award offered for journalistic excellence in the religion field.

George W. Cornell
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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