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William “Bill” May

Inducted: 2004

WILLIAM “BILL” MAY (1938- ) began his career working on school newspapers in his native Durant, and freelancing in sports. In the U.S. Marines, he attended the Navy Journalism School, serving seven years on base newspapers and radio and TV. He worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Arlington (Tex.) Citizen-Journal, the Duncan Banner, The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, including as state editor, and for KTOK. He joined the Oklahoma City Journal Record in 1987 as the state’s only full-time transportation writer. He is former president of the Moore Optimist Club and works with youth civic groups. Awards have come from the Aviation-Space Writer’s Association, AP and transportation groups.

William “Bill” May
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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