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John Clabes

Inducted: 1996

JOHN CLABES (1929- ) worked for papers in Hobart and Lawton before becoming managing editor and editor of The Oklahoma Journal. Employing a breezy, fairly sensational and investigative style, that paper brought a new sense of journalism to the Oklahoma area in the 16 years Clabes was with it. One of the paper’s greatest assets was its use of color. Clabes was public affairs officer of the Southwest Region of the Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth and of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.

John Clabes
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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