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Hall of Fame Member

Barbara A. Walter

Inducted: 2008

BARBARA A. WALTER (1944- ) began her journalism career as teen correspondent for The Oklahoma City Times at Classen High School. Barb went to work for the Oklahoma Press Association and became editor of OPA’s Publisher. She became managing editor of The Hennessey Clipper in 1978 and later co-publisher. She was OPA president in 2002-03 and first woman president of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation President in 2006. She has won first place awards in national and state competitions for column writing and government! Investigative reporting. With her help, The Clipper has won more than 200 state awards and six national honors. Barb covers government, designs the paper and is bookkeeper. She is active in civic work including an organization to preserve the town’s history and to make plans for its future.

Barbara A. Walter
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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