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Hall of Fame Member

Robert E. Lorton

Inducted: 1996

ROBERT E. LORTON (1937- ) gives meaning to the concept that freedom of the press and responsibility of the press go hand in hand. As publisher of the Tulsa World, one of the leading newspapers in this section of the country, Lorton is dedicated to building a better Tulsa and a better Oklahoma. Also chairman and chief executive officer of World Publishing Co., he has worked in every major department of the paper, improving its news coverage and printing technology, and has been at the forefront of numerous civic and cultural efforts to advance his community.

Robert E. Lorton
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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