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Hall of Fame Member

Joe W. Taylor

Inducted: 1992

JOE W. TAYLOR (1923-1978) worked on newspapers from age 15 until his death, except for service in World War II. He learned Linotype at the Haskell News and worked on dailies at Corpus Christi and Alva, later publishing the Hinton Record for three years. He bought the Davis News in 1956 with a partner and purchased the partner’s interest four years later. Taylor and his wife, Margaret, published the paper until his death, and she continued to do so. He believed a community paper was a chronicle of the town. Taylor was a civic worker and served the Oklahoma Press Association in several positions.

Joe W. Taylor
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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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