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Hall of Fame Member

Dave Story

Inducted: 2002

DAVE STORY (1930-2009) got his first taste of journalism as editor of his high school newspaper in Mississippi. He moved to Oklahoma in 1961 after serving in the U.S. Air Force as military newspaper editor at several Strategic Air Command bases. He also worked at newspapers in Arkansas and Alaska. He served as editor of the Frederick Leader, the Guymon Herald and was publisher of the Claremore Daily Progress. In his 37-year Oklahoma career his papers won more than 100 United Press, Associated Press and Oklahoma Press Association awards. He received OPA’s Milt Phillips Award and the Beachy Musselman Award.

Dave Story
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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