Watch the 2021 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Induction Ceremony

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Edward K. Livermore, Sr.

Edward K. Livermore, Sr.

Inducted: 1975 EDWARD K. LIVERMORE, SR. (1918-2014), long-time champion of the importance of small town newspapers, in 1972 became the first Oklahoman to serve as president of the National Newspaper Association, largest newspaper organization in the country with 6,000...
Lea M. Nichols

Lea M. Nichols

Inducted: 1975 LEA M. NICHOLS (1888-1963) was a pioneer crusading Tulsa editor and pre-statehood supporter of making the Arkansas River a navigational channel to the sea. Later he became a nationally famous editor and publisher of the Bristow Record from 1905 to 1946....
Victor F. Barnett

Victor F. Barnett

Inducted: 1975 VICTOR F. BARNETT (1894-1968) spent half a century directing the crusading news department of the Tulsa Tribune. He was the paper’s first managing editor (1920-1935), advertising manager (1935-90) and associate editor (1940-68). Some of the...
Tams Bixby, Jr.

Tams Bixby, Jr.

Inducted: 1975 TAMS BIXBY, JR. (1891-1970) achieved national fame as a crusading editor and publisher of the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat for sixty years. He also was president of KBIX radio station in Muskogee and publisher of the Springfield (Mo.) News...
James J. Craddock

James J. Craddock

Inducted: 1975 JAMES J. CRADDOCK (1904-1974) published the Weatherford News for more than 40 years, setting a standard for excellence among small town newspapers. He worked as hard to build his home community and civic organizations as he did in developing his...
Earl C. Hull

Earl C. Hull

Inducted: 1975 EARL C. HULL (1895-1971) one of the founders of commercial radio broadcasting, established WKY in 1920 in Oklahoma City, the first radio station in Oklahoma and the third in the nation. He built the transmitter in his garage from tubes...