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

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Sharon K. Dowell

Sharon K. Dowell

Inducted: 2009 SHARON K. DOWELL (1947- ) retired in 2008 as the longest-serving food editor in The Oklahoman’s history. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1972 where she was a campus reporter for the Ames Daily Tribune. She worked at the Perry (Iowa)...
Lewis Ferguson

Lewis Ferguson

Inducted: 2009 LEWIS FERGUSON (1934-2017), a Ponca City native, graduated in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1956. A McMahon scholar, he earned a master’s degree from OU in 1964. He was sports and wire editor of The Ponca City News and sports...
Sue Brewster Hinton

Sue Brewster Hinton

Inducted: 2009 SUE BREWSTER HINTON (1949- ) has taught journalism at Oklahoma City Community College since 1977, and has been faculty adviser of the award-winning student newspaper The Pioneer since 1978. She was the first recipient of OCCC’s President’s...
Debbie Jackson

Debbie Jackson

Inducted: 2009 DEBBIE JACKSON (1949- ) has been the Tulsa World’s Sunday Editor since 1995. She graduated from Eufaula High School, attended Eastern Oklahoma Junior College and graduated in journalism from Oklahoma State University in 1971. She served as editor...
Russell M. Perry

Russell M. Perry

Inducted: 2009 RUSSELL M. PERRY (1939- ) founded the Black Chronicle in 1979, serving as co-publisher of the historic Black Dispatch. A graduate of Douglass High School, Perry attended Maryland State College. He is president of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting,...
Dick Pryor

Dick Pryor

Inducted: 2009 DICK PRYOR (1955- ), Emmy award-winning journalist, is deputy director of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority where he has been anchor of the Oklahoma News Report for more than 17 years. A native of Norman, he earned his journalism degree in...