Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

1993 Members

R. Marsden Bellatti

R. Marsden Bellatti

Inducted: 1993 R. MARSDEN BELLATTI (1911-1981) was honored by the Oklahoma Press Association for 50 years of newspaper work in the state. Starting at the Blackwell Morning News, he also held management positions at the Stillwater News Press and finally at the Nowata...

John C. Casady

John C. Casady

Inducted: 1993 JOHN C. CASADY (1884-1965) was editor and publisher of the Cheyenne Star in Cheyenne, Okla., from 1911 until his death 54 years later. He began work on the Cheyenne Sunbeam at age 12 for 25 cents a week. He also worked in print shops in Oklahoma, South...

Ruth Ferris

Ruth Ferris

Inducted: 1993 RUTH FERRIS (1909-1998) has been lauded as a "living legend" for her long and varied career in Oklahoma journalism. Teaching, broadcasting, writing ... she has done it all. She has worked on the Altus Times Democrat, Daily Oklahoman and KOMA radio in...

John T. Greiner

John T. Greiner

Inducted: 1993 JOHN T. GREINER (1942- ) is known in the profession as a dedicated reporter who brings to his job a willingness to tackle any assignment on short notice and to give every story his best efforts. Following military duty, he joined the staff of the Daily...

Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

Inducted: 1993 TONY HILLERMAN (1925-2008) is one of this country's foremost mystery writers. Hillerman worked for the Lawton Constitution and the United Press in Oklahoma City before moving to New Mexico. After being UP bureau manager and managing editor of the Santa...

James J. Lange

James J. Lange

Inducted: 1993 JAMES J. LANGE (1926-2009) greeted Daily Oklahoman readers with his clever editorial cartoons for several decades, winning numerous national awards. Beginning with Harry Truman, Lange's cartoons have been displayed in every presidential library. He was...

Jim Mayo

Jim Mayo

Inducted: 1993 JIM MAYO (1942- ) is publisher of the Sallisaw Sequoyah County Times, founded by his parents in 1932. Mayo started working on the paper while still in grade school. After college and a stint in the Navy, he returned to the paper and later served as...

Ted Ralston

Ted Ralston

Inducted: 1993 TED RALSTON (1918-1993) was a working newsman and editor throughout his career and helped train many talented journalists who have worked at the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press. His endeavors to advance his community and profession were...

Homer W. Ray

Homer W. Ray

Inducted: 1993 HOMER W. RAY (1929-2000) made a wide path in journalism although he was a self-taught writer and editor. Beginning as a printer's devil in his hometown in Texas when he was only 13, Ray was a printer for a number of years. He and his wife, Beth, owned...

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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