VIGNETTE: JOHN GREINER

VIGNETTE: JOHN GREINER

Henry Bellmon and me By John Greiner, 1993 inductee When Henry Bellmon left the U.S. Senate, he was appointed by Governor George Nigh to head the Department of Human Services, also known as the Welfare Department. Bellmon wasted no time in developing a reorganization...
THE LEGACY OF MARY JO NELSON

THE LEGACY OF MARY JO NELSON

never afraid to confront and question By Steve Lackmeyer I knew Mary Jo Nelson years before she knew me. Growing up, I was a newspaper reader. Before my family’s move to Oklahoma City from New York, that meant Newsday and the New York Daily News. My parents subscribed...
THE LEGACY OF MARY GODDARD

THE LEGACY OF MARY GODDARD

Garfield the Cat’s School of Journalism By Joe Hight, 2013 inductee I’ll never forget the phone call that early morning in 1988. I had just worked the night shift for The Oklahoman’s copy desk. I had been offered the slot chief’s job, but instead opted for an...
THE STORYTELLERS

THE STORYTELLERS

and their passion for the American West By Lindel Hutson, 2008 inductee They were great storytellers with a passion for the American West. All famous writers, their works can be found on bookshelves around the globe. These members of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of...
VIGNETTE: DR. RAY TASSIN

VIGNETTE: DR. RAY TASSIN

respect for the founder, and don’t call him Ray  By Joe Hight, 2013 Inductee  Ray Tassin demanded the same respect in the classroom as he did as a Naval Reserve commander.  The World War II veteran, chairman of the Central State University Journalism Department,...
THE LEGACY OF EDITH KINNEY GAYLORD 

THE LEGACY OF EDITH KINNEY GAYLORD 

from small moments to a legacy  By Sue Hale, 2005 Inductee As city editor of The Oklahoman, I was at my desk, editing frantically to make deadline. It was a winter’s night in 1986. Suddenly I realized someone was standing next to me.   Edith Gaylord had been attending...