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

Hall of Fame Honorees

1990 Members

Cullen Johnson

Cullen Johnson

Inducted: 1990 CULLEN JOHNSON (1901-1988) began his career as the printer's devil on the Cheyenne (Okla.) Star, and later his work took him to the power centers in Washington, D.C. He was a writer and editor in Seminole, Tonkawa, Alva, Mangum and Elk City before...

Louise Beard Moore

Louise Beard Moore

Inducted: 1990 LOUISE BEARD MOORE (1905-1992) believed she had more printer's ink than red cells in her blood. Her distinguished career includes reporting on the Oklahoma News in Oklahoma City, teaching in Oklahoma City public schools and Oklahoma City University,...

Ray Parr

Ray Parr

Inducted: 1990 RAY PARR (1910-1992) easily is one of the best newspapermen Oklahoma ever produced. His 40-plus years with the Daily Oklahoman displayed his excellent writing talents, and his Sunday column, "Parr for the Course," showed his incisive humor. Much of his...

Ernest A. Shiner

Ernest A. Shiner

Inducted: 1990 ERNEST A. SHINER (1927-1988) joined Farmer-Stockman magazine as an associate editor in 1961 and was editor until his death in 1988. He received many honors for his work and headed the U.S. delegations to the World Congress of Agricultural Journalists in...

Malvina Stephenson

Malvina Stephenson

Inducted: 1990 MALVINA STEPHENSON (1911-1996) was an Oklahoman whose tenacity as a Washington correspondent was legendary. She has covered Washington since 1939 for the Tulsa World and at times for other newspapers and radio stations. Well known as a reporter who...

May Vandament

May Vandament

Inducted: 1990 MAY VANDAMENT (1891-1983) spent more than half a century in newspaper work, much of it publishing the Yukon Sun with her husband, Poe. Before her marriage, she was a typesetter and then publisher of the Bluejacket Gazette, a small paper which she...

Poe B. Vandament

Poe B. Vandament

Inducted: 1990 POE B. VANDAMENT (1883-1956) was a pioneer newspaper publisher whose years of service to his profession and to his state and community earned him a place in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1949. He came to Oklahoma before statehood and published a number...

H. Merle Woods

H. Merle Woods

Inducted: 1990 H. MERLE WOODS (1894-1988) was thought to be Oklahoma's oldest journalist when he died at age 93. After graduation from the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism in 1907, Woods became news editor of the EI Reno American. He bought an interest in...

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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