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Hall of Fame Member

William P. Ross

Inducted: 1998

WILLIAM P. ROSS (1820-1891) is the founding father of Oklahoma journalism. An honor graduate of what is now Princeton University, he was chief of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. He founded and was editor of the first newspaper in what is now Oklahoma, The Cherokee Advocate. He also edited the Indian Journal at Eufaula—now the oldest newspaper in Oklahoma—the Indian Chieftain, and the Indian Arrow. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Army of the Confederacy.

William P. Ross
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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