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Hall of Fame Member

Gene Curtis

Inducted: 1996

GENE CURTIS (1929- ) joined the Tulsa World in 1948 while a student at the University of Tulsa and was associated with the paper for the next 46 years except for two years out during the Korean War. He was managing editor for many years before retirement in 1994. Curtis has said that his goal in life was to be a newspaper reporter and editor. He added, “I realize I have been more fortunate than most to have achieved that goal and to have had jobs for my entire working life that I loved—newspapering.”

Gene Curtis
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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