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

Visit Us    Events

James J. Downing

James J. Downing

Inducted: 1985 JAMES J. DOWNING (1914-1981) entered journalism in his native state of Missouri at age 19 and then worked 15 years for United Press before buying an Ohio newspaper, the Sharon Spectator. He spent 15 years on the Tulsa Tribune as an editor and columnist,...
Charles E. Engleman

Charles E. Engleman

Inducted: 1985 CHARLES E. ENGLEMAN (1911-2003) devoted half a century to Oklahoma newspapers and to journalism education. Forty-five of those years were spent as editor and publisher of the Clinton Daily News. Engleman was named “Benefactor of the Year” by...
Don Ferrell

Don Ferrell

Inducted: 1985 DON FERRELL (1929- ) has devoted energy to a variety of interests in addition to journalism. He has owned and worked for a number of Oklahoma newspapers and has been publisher of the Chandler Lincoln County News since 1962. As a state senator, 1966-74,...
Robert L. Kidd, Sr.

Robert L. Kidd, Sr.

Inducted: 1985 ROBERT L. KIDD, SR. (1876-1959) founded the Spiro Times as the first newspaper in that town and went on to become publisher and owner of the Poteau News. He wrote a weekly column, “Down Memory Lane,” for many years and was well-known as an...
J. Nelson Taylor

J. Nelson Taylor

Inducted: 1985 J. NELSON TAYLOR (1900-1992) has been recognized as an outstanding reporter of governmental news. He spent 20 years on the Tulsa World and another 20 on the Oklahoman and Times and also worked for other papers in Oklahoma and Arkansas, including six...
Howard M. Wilson

Howard M. Wilson

Inducted: 1985 HOWARD M. WILSON (1916-2005) is known for his high standards of ethics and accuracy and his expertise as an oil writer and Oklahoma political and legislative reporter. He has worked for the New York Civil Service Leader and a number of Oklahoma...