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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, Hollis, Mangum, Sayre, Hobart, Gotebo, Foss, Elk City, Watonga, EI Reno and Enid. His last 11 years were spent as editor of the Waukomis Hornet. His column, “Panorama,” appeared in a number of papers until his death. Christy won several awards for his journalistic endeavors and was a poet of some note.

R. Jack Christy, Sr.
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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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