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

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Lou S. Allard

Lou S. Allard

Inducted: 1976 LOU S. ALLARD (1909-1974) was an outstanding editor and co-publisher of the Drumright Derrick and Drumright Journal for more than half a century (1930-74). He also served in the state legislature for 24 years, co-authoring Oklahoma’s present open...
Jack Bell

Jack Bell

Inducted: 1976 JACK BELL (1904-1975) was a reporter and city editor for the Daily Oklahoman from 1925 to 1937, the youngest city editor—at age 25—to serve the newspaper. He was chief political writer for the Associated Press from 1937 to 1969, and a political...
John Casey

John Casey

Inducted: 1976 JOHN CASEY (1898-deceased), one of the nation’s top experts in community journalism, served for more than forty years (1927-68), on the journalism faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He founded the national Future Journalists of America at OU....
Gerald “Cowboy” Curtin

Gerald “Cowboy” Curtin

Inducted: 1976 GERALD “COWBOY” CURTIN (1907-1965), a country newspaper editor and publisher, trained many young journalists who went on to responsible positions in the profession. He was managing editor of the Guthrie Daily Leader (1935-37), sports writer...
John F. Easley

John F. Easley

Inducted: 1976 JOHN F. EASLEY (1872-1956) was a pioneer state journalist, starting his career on the Daily Ardmoreite in 1897. He purchased the nearly bankrupt newspaper in 1918 and made it a successful and high quality community daily for the next 38 years. He...
Foster Harris

Foster Harris

Inducted: 1976 FOSTER HARRIS (1903-1978), born near Sulphur in Indian Territory, was a freelance writer of 800 articles and short stories when he helped establish the University of Oklahoma professional writing program in 1937. Graduates of the program in the next 37...