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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 joining the Daily Oklahoman in 1942 and working there until retirement in 1968. He opened the Oklahoman’s news bureau in Washington in 1946 and remained there five years. He then returned to Oklahoma City to cover city and state government.

Cullen Johnson
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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