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Hall of Fame Member

Mike Sowell

Inducted: 2007

MIKE SOWELL (1948- ), associate professor of journalism at the Oklahoma State University School of Journalism and Broadcasting since 1998, earned his BA in journalism from OU and his MS from OSU. He started his journalism career in 1971 as reporter and editor of the U.S. Army Berlin Observer, and was sportswriter and assistant sports editor at The EI Paso Times from 1974-1977. He joined The Tulsa Tribune as sports columnist, winning numerous awards, including APSE’s national column writing contest, and was Sports Editor from 1981-1992. He has written three books, two of them NY Times Notable Books of the Year, and the history of baseball for Collier’s Encyclopedia. He was editor of college sports magazines for First Down Publications in Tulsa.

Mike Sowell
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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