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Hall of Fame Member

Jim Langdon

Inducted: 2006

JIM LANGDON (1950- ) comes from an Oklahoma newspaper family. His parents Francis and Gloria Langdon published The Tonkawa News. After graduating from OU in 1974, he began selling advertising for the Norman Transcript in 1973. He was associate publisher for The Tonkawa News, 1977-81, taught advertising at OU from 1981-82, managed OPA’s Oklahoma Newspaper Advertising Bureau 1982-84, and was president of American Newspaper Representatives in New York from 1984-86. He founded Langdon Publishing Co. and established Tulsa People Magazine in 1986. The company also publishes the monthly Intermission Magazine and other custom publications. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the OU School of Journalism in 1999, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 10 years.

Jim Langdon
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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