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Hall of Fame Honorees

2011 Members

Gloria G. Brown

Gloria G. Brown

Inducted: 2011 GLORIA G. BROWN (1942- ) joined the Perry Daily Journal in 1971 as a part-time proofreader for publisher Milo Watson. She became Women’s Editor, helped in the transition from hot-type to offset, handled circulation and page layout, before being named...

Jeff Dixon

Jeff Dixon

Inducted: 2011 JEFF DIXON (1945- ) started working for The Lawton Constitution/Morning Press in high school in 1965 at night doing everything the older photographers didn't have time for, including mixing chemicals and engraving the photos. He is a lifelong resident...

Gloria G. Brown

Gloria G. Brown

Inducted: 2011 GLORIA G. BROWN (1942- ) joined the Perry Daily Journal in 1971 as a part-time proofreader for publisher Milo Watson. She became Women's Editor, helped in the transition from hot-type to offset, handled circulation and page layout, before being named...

Arnold Hamilton

Arnold Hamilton

Inducted: 2011 ARNOLD HAMILTON (1958- ) became editor of The Oklahoma Observer in 2006, after a 32-year career in daily newspapers. He was Oklahoma bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News for 18 years, covering the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, interviewing Timothy...

Joan Henderson

Joan Henderson

Inducted: 2011 JOAN HENDERSON (1956- ) joined Oklahoma Today magazine in 1994 as general manager and was named publisher in 1997, leading the magazine in winning hundreds of regional and national awards, including best magazine in 2010 by the International Regional...

Michael R. Jones

Michael R. Jones

Inducted: 2011 MICHAEL R. JONES (1949- ) joined the Tulsa World in 1971 as oil writer for the legendary Riley Wilson. He became reporter and copy editor before moving to the city desk. He was named assistant city editor and in 1979 became city editor, replacing...

David Page

David Page

Inducted: 2011 DAVID PAGE (1949- ) joined The Journal Record in Oklahoma City in 1979 as News Editor, becoming Managing Editor in 1988 and Special Projects Editor in 2004. On April 19, 1995, David's desk was by a window facing the Murrah Federal Building. Before 9...

Jim Standard

Jim Standard

Inducted: 2011 JIM STANDARD (1940-2010) rose from a junior reporter and obit writer for the Oklahoma City Times in 1960 to The Oklahoman's executive editor during his 35-year career with the newspaper. Covering the assassination of President Kennedy, he witnessed the...

Keith Swezey

Keith Swezey

Inducted: 2011 KEITH SWEZEY (1952- ) was born in Enid, Oklahoma. He built the award-winning student broadcast program at the University of Central Oklahoma, which he joined after 15 years of award-winning radio news experience. He began as state capitol correspondent...

Larry R. Wade

Larry R. Wade

Inducted: 2011 LARRY R. WADE (1939-2011) joined the staff of the Elk City Daily News as a cub reporter at age 13. He became co-publisher with his father in 1966 and publisher when his father died in 1972. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of...

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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