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

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Ed Blochowiak

Ed Blochowiak

Inducted: 2014 ED BLOCHOWIAK (1950-2016) started as a photojournalist for the Shawnee News-Star in 1973. A native of Shawnee and graduate of Shawnee High School, he joined the paper after returning from a tour of duty in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force. He covered...
Thomas H. “Tom” Boone

Thomas H. “Tom” Boone

Inducted: 2014 THOMAS H. “TOM” BOONE (1936- ), worked as sports writer for the Bixby Bulletin for almost 40 years before retiring in 2012. A Missouri native, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and played baseball for the Marines. He began writing for the Bulletin in...
Jay Cronley

Jay Cronley

Inducted: 2014 JAY CRONLEY (1943-2017) has been an institution of Tulsa newspapers since the early 1970s. Writing three columns a week for the Tulsa World since 1992, he never missed a column. He was known for his wry humor about everyday life. After attending OU,...
Carolyn Estes

Carolyn Estes

Inducted: 2014 CAROLYN ESTES (1943- ), marketing director at the Oologah Lake Leader, has built a statewide and national reputation for her Newspapers in Education work, including a nationally syndicated column for weekly newspapers. She joined the Leader in 1982 as...
Larry Ferguson

Larry Ferguson

Inducted: 2014 LARRY FERGUSON (1937- ) grew up helping his father Jo O. Ferguson in his hometown Pawnee Chief, and graduated from OU in 1960 with a journalism degree. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to publish the Cleveland American with his wife Ninagay...
Kelly Dyer Fry

Kelly Dyer Fry

Inducted: 2014 KELLY DYER FRY (1959- ), editor of The Oklahoman and vice-president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group, is a third-generation Oklahoma journalist who joined OPUBCO in 1994 as features editor of The Oklahoman before joining its digital operation in...