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Hall of Fame Member

Jenk Jones, Jr.

Inducted: 2006

JENK JONES, JR. (1936- ) spent 32 years at The Tulsa Tribune in jobs ranging from reporter to editor and publisher. He held various positions on the Colorado Daily while earning a degree from Colorado University. He worked as sports reporter at The Minneapolis Tribune and reporter-copy editor at The Anchorage Times. He specialized in travel and political writing at The Trib, covering eight national conventions. He was treasurer and director of the AP Managing Editors Association and served on numerous state and national journalism committees. He also taught journalism and political history in universities, served as docent at museums, and received the Nature Conservancy’s conservation award.

Jenk Jones, Jr.
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

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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