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Hall of Fame Honorees

1991 Members

Alex K. Adwan

Alex K. Adwan

Inducted: 1991 ALEX K. ADWAN (1929- ) has used his position as editor of the Tulsa World editorial page to produce a showcase of wisdom and exciting rhetoric. Before joining the World, Adwan worked for a number of Oklahoma papers and was a tank platoon commander in...

James R. Campbell

James R. Campbell

Inducted: 1991 JAMES R. CAMPBELL (1932-2018) was long recognized by his professional colleagues for the highest standards of journalistic competence and fairness. After beginning his career with the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, he joined United Press...

R. Jack Christy, Sr.

R. Jack Christy, Sr.

Inducted: 1991 R. JACK CHRISTY, SR. (1901-1961) always worked close to the people in his 39 years on newspapers in western and southwestern Oklahoma. During that period, he worked for 14 papers, some of which he owned. These papers were in such places as Granite,...

Ivy M. Coffey

Ivy M. Coffey

Inducted: 1991 IVY M. COFFEY (1917-2009) had a highly respected byline in Oklahoma newspapers for many years. She worked for the Oklahoman and Times in positions such as food editor, book page editor, women's editor, Sunday magazine writer, state staff reporter and...

William T. “Bill” Dixon

William T. “Bill” Dixon

Inducted: 1991 WILLIAM T. "BILL" DIXON (1921-2005) was a fixture in the newspaper photography scene in Oklahoma for 40 years, serving much of that time as chief photographer for the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press. He gave many young photographers the practical...

Ken Neal

Ken Neal

Inducted: 1991 KEN NEAL (1935- ) joined the Tulsa World as a copy boy in 1953 and his numerous positions on the paper have won him recognition as one of Oklahoma's outstanding journalists. He has been oil writer, church editor, state editor, copy editor, business...

Guy R. Old

Guy R. Old

Inducted: 1991 GUY R. OLD (1893-1986) started his long newspaper career as a linotype operator on the McCurtain Gazette in Idabel in 1913 and later was recognized as one of Oklahoma's outstanding editors and publishers. He became editor and publisher of the Broken Bow...

Wava L. Denson Poindexter

Wava L. Denson Poindexter

Inducted: 1991 WAVA L. DENSON POINDEXTER (1920-2006) was publisher and co-owner of the Gage Record and Ellis County Capital for many years. Following the death of her husband, W.W. Denson, in 1974, she was owner and publisher of those papers until 1982. Active 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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