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Hall of Fame Member

Vera Holding

Posthumously Inducted: 2020

VERA HOLDING (1894-1984) published four poetry books and was active in state women’s and writers’ organizations. She was editor of the Tipton Tribune, the Waurika-News Democrat and The Comanche Reflex. She also worked for The Duncan Banner and was a correspondent for The Daily Oklahoman, The Lawton Press and the Wichita Falls Record News and Times. She and her husband bought the Potter County News in Amarillo, Tex. 

Vera Holding
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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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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