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Hall of Fame Member

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 News in 1924. In 1932 he returned to the McCurtain Gazette, where he was publisher until his retirement in 1947. He later was employed by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Guy R. Old
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 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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Assistant hall of fame director named

Assistant hall of fame director named

Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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