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Hall of Fame Member

Jim Monroe

Inducted: 1996

JIM MONROE (1925-2015) blended politics, community service and journalism into a fruitful life. After work on several Oklahoma dailies, he joined the New York City AP Bureau. Then he was executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party before joining the staff of Sen. Fred Harris in Washington. He published the Idabel McCurtain Gazette and held an interest in several other papers in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Monroe’s leadership in civic and professional activities and his role as mentor of young journalists have left a lasting contribution.

Jim Monroe
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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