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Hall of Fame Member

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 publisher in 1959. ‘The public will know where the World stands,” Boone pledged when he became publisher. He believed a newspaper should show “backbone and courage.”

Byron Vest Boone
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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