2023 induction ceremony to include 10 journalists and 2 Lifetime Achievement honorees

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Hall of Fame Member

Charles Ward

Inducted: 2000

CHARLES WARD (1918-1999) became editor of the Cleburne County Times at Heber Spring, Ark. at 17, the youngest editor in the state. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and earned a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma where he was editor of the Oklahoma Daily and was named outstanding senior by Sigma Delta Chi. He edited the Sooner State Press and headed the Norman bureau for the Oklahoman-Times. He worked two years for the Oklahoma Press Association, five years as news editor of the Poteau News, and two years as general manager of the Durant Daily Democrat. In 1957, he began a career of public service as administrative assistant of House Speaker Carl Albert and Sen. David Boren.

Charles Ward
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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