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

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Irvin Hurst

Irvin Hurst

Inducted: 1987 IRVIN HURST (1904-1995) was one of Oklahoma’s best-known political and government writers, beginning on the Oklahoman and Times, first as a reporter and then as city editor. Hurst wrote 46th Star, a book which gives an account of early statehood...
Ennis C. “Tex” Helm

Ennis C. “Tex” Helm

Inducted: 1987 ENNIS C. “TEX” HELM (1903-1982) set a world record by photographing Carlsbad Caverns National Park with 2400 flashbulbs. Earlier in life, he was a photographer on the Oklahoman and Times. His career expanded into newsreels, a step that took...
Joe Howell

Joe Howell

Inducted: 1987 JOE HOWELL (1910-1998) began his newspaper career as a Tulsa Tribune carrier boy and went on to become the newsroom’s expert on politics, government and a myriad of other subjects. He joined the Tribune staff as a full-time reporter in 1927,...
James R. Bellatti

James R. Bellatti

Inducted: 1987 JAMES R. BELLATTI (1927- ) has won acclaim in public service as well as in journalism. He was general manager of KSPI and KSPI-FM from 1951 until 1961 and has been publisher of the Stillwater News-Press for the past quarter-century. He is a past...
Bill F. Bentley

Bill F. Bentley

Inducted: 1987 BILL F. BENTLEY (1924-1997) was editor and publisher of the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press for 20 years. A journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he has given aid to his alma mater in a number of capacities. Bentley is a Purple Heart...
Carter Bradley

Carter Bradley

Inducted: 1987 CARTER BRADLEY (1919-2008) was a journalist, administrator and publicist for many decades. After working on several Oklahoma newspapers, he spent 17 years with United Press International. He served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on...