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

Hall of Fame Honorees

1989 Members

Freda Ameringer

Freda Ameringer

Inducted: 1989 FREDA AMERINGER (1892-1988) was involved in the operation of Oklahoma City newspapers for more than a half-century. She learned to operate a newspaper when her father, Dan Hogan Jr., was an editor in Arkansas. After moving to Oklahoma City in 1920, she...

Byron Vest Boone

Byron Vest Boone

Inducted: 1989 BYRON VEST BOONE (1908-1988) was publisher of the Tulsa World for almost 30 years and was known as a leader in legal, civic and community affairs in Tulsa and surrounding areas. A lawyer, Boone was general counsel to the paper before being named...

Chuck Ervin

Chuck Ervin

Inducted: 1989 CHUCK ERVIN (1937-2011) has covered state and national political conventions since 1972 and has one of the state's best-known bylines for political and governmental writing. After working for the McAlester News-Capital, he joined the Tulsa World staff...

Channing E. Guffey

Channing E. Guffey

Inducted: 1989 CHANNING E. GUFFEY (1924-2007) explored new frontiers in journalism by establishing Guffey's Journal, which informed Oklahoma City and Tulsa readers about real estate transactions and news for 24 years. Before starting the widely copied business...

Edith Gaylord Harper

Edith Gaylord Harper

Inducted: 1989 EDITH GAYLORD HARPER (1916-2001) worked for the Oklahoman and Times before joining the Associated Press as a reporter in New York City. She later transferred to the AP's Washington Bureau, where one assignment was the White House and the activities of...

Joe White McBride, Jr.

Joe White McBride, Jr.

Inducted: 1989 JOE WHITE McBRIDE, JR. (1929- ) has combined a long publishing career with state and community service. General manager of the award-winning Anadarko Daily News since 1967 and publisher since 1972, he has been president of the Oklahoma Press...

Roy P. Stewart

Roy P. Stewart

Inducted: 1989 ROY P. STEWART (1905-1989) is a veteran of more than 60 years in journalism, and his accomplishments are legendary. His many years at the Daily Oklahoman included service in such slots as city editor, Washington Bureau chief, columnist and editorial...

Richard David Story

Richard David Story

Inducted: 1989 RICHARD DAVID STORY (1952- ) has displayed considerable talent as a scholar, writer and editor in the 19 years since his graduation from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. After his graduation magna cum laude from Williams College, he began...

Tom Yarbrough

Tom Yarbrough

Inducted: 1989 TOM YARBROUGH (1910-1975) was a reporter, war correspondent and feature writer for 44 years. A 1932 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he worked for the Oklahoma City Times before joining the Associated Press. After six years covering World War II...

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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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