MARY BISHOP-BALDWIN (1961- ) is an assistant editor and copy editor at the Tulsa World, having worked as a copy editor and assistant city editor since 1995. From 1986-95, she was a journalism professor at East Central University in Ada. She received her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from East Central University and earned a master’s degree in mass communication from Arkansas State University. She began her journalism career as a reporter at the Bristow News & Record Citizen and then worked on the copy desk of The Daily Oklahoman. She is recognized for her professionalism during the Tulsa World’s coverage of the decade-long federal lawsuit, in which she was a lead plaintiff, that brought marriage equality to Oklahoma and other states in 2014. As a result, she was honored by the Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications with its Newsmakers Award in 2015. She was named by Oklahoma magazine as a 2014 Oklahoman of the Year.