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Hall of Fame Member

George R. Wilson

Inducted: 2006

GEORGE R. WILSON (1941- ) grew up in a U.S. Air Force family that traveled widely and loved photography. He became photo editor of his high school yearbook and newspaper. After serving in the Air Force himself, he worked as a photographer for Pipkin Photo. He joined the Oklahoma Journal in 1968 as staff photographer, becoming chief photographer in 1971. When that paper closed, he joined The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times in 1981 and rose to Director of Photography before retiring in 2001. He set the standard for fine photography and aggressive news coverage and led the paper’s conversion to digital photography in the 1990s.

George R. Wilson
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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