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

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R. Marsden Bellatti

R. Marsden Bellatti

Inducted: 1993 R. MARSDEN BELLATTI (1911-1981) was honored by the Oklahoma Press Association for 50 years of newspaper work in the state. Starting at the Blackwell Morning News, he also held management positions at the Stillwater News Press and finally at the Nowata...
John C. Casady

John C. Casady

Inducted: 1993 JOHN C. CASADY (1884-1965) was editor and publisher of the Cheyenne Star in Cheyenne, Okla., from 1911 until his death 54 years later. He began work on the Cheyenne Sunbeam at age 12 for 25 cents a week. He also worked in print shops in Oklahoma, South...
Ruth Ferris

Ruth Ferris

Inducted: 1993 RUTH FERRIS (1909-1998) has been lauded as a “living legend” for her long and varied career in Oklahoma journalism. Teaching, broadcasting, writing … she has done it all. She has worked on the Altus Times Democrat, Daily Oklahoman and...
John T. Greiner

John T. Greiner

Inducted: 1993 JOHN T. GREINER (1942- ) is known in the profession as a dedicated reporter who brings to his job a willingness to tackle any assignment on short notice and to give every story his best efforts. Following military duty, he joined the staff of the Daily...
Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

Inducted: 1993 TONY HILLERMAN (1925-2008) is one of this country’s foremost mystery writers. Hillerman worked for the Lawton Constitution and the United Press in Oklahoma City before moving to New Mexico. After being UP bureau manager and managing editor of the...
James J. Lange

James J. Lange

Inducted: 1993 JAMES J. LANGE (1926-2009) greeted Daily Oklahoman readers with his clever editorial cartoons for several decades, winning numerous national awards. Beginning with Harry Truman, Lange’s cartoons have been displayed in every presidential library....