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Hall of Fame Member

Omer F. Schnoebelen

Inducted: 1995

OMER F. SCHNOEBELEN (1884-1972) began working at a print shop in Iowa at age 16 and was a printer and editor for 69 years. He established the Mooreland Leader at age 19 at the urging of the town’s citizens, causing Oklahoma to gain a newspaper legend and Iowa to lose one. Three of his sons and three grandsons have owned newspapers. Schnoebelen was a force behind many of the improvements that have come to Mooreland through the years. He was a member of the Oklahoma Press Association’s Half Century Club.

Omer F. Schnoebelen
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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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