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Hall of Fame Member

James Stewart, Sr.

Inducted: 1997

JAMES STEWART, SR. (1912-1997) became a columnist for the Black Dispatch in Oklahoma City in 1939 and continued for 33 years, later writing editorials for the paper. A pillar in the civil rights movement, Stewart did a great deal to promote greater equality in Oklahoma City, the state and the nation. He was active in many of the community’s civic organizations. Rising from janitor to vice president, he retired in 1977 from a career at Oklahoma Natural Gas Company.

James Stewart, Sr.
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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Assistant hall of fame director named

Assistant hall of fame director named

Amber Loomis was recently named as assistant hall of fame director. She will help Director Joe Hight in planning for the hall of fame induction and other activities on a contractual basis. Loomis, in her role as UCentral administrative specialist, has already worked...

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