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June 25th - Our Greatest Journalists: Fifty Years of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Our first Beyond the Book meeting will be with lead editor, Joe Hight, and contributing writers Joe Carter and Billie Rodely, to discuss Our Greatest Journalists: Fifty Years of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

In Our Greatest Journalists you will read not only about the history of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and its 468 inductees to date, but also how its members helped shape Oklahoma’s rich history. Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members had many defining moments in their careers, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Watergate to the Penn Square Bank collapse and the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Most of all, you will read about how the members of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame embody the pioneering spirit in their own lives and how that spirit earned them Oklahoma’s highest journalistic honor.

Thursday, June 25, 12:30-1:30pm

  • May 29 - Registration Opens
  • Friday, June 19 - Registration Closes
  • Thursday, June 25 - Beyond the Book Event: 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

About Our Greatest Journalists: Fifty Years of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

"It is beautiful and full of great stories. It is the kind of book that can be read over time, with each story standing on its own. I really enjoyed strolling through the thumbnail biographies of the inductees. Again, congratulations." - Bob Blackburn

"I ordered the Hall of Fame book and got it within 24 hours. It is absolutely wonderful. The layouts, the stories, and the perspectives of our times. Congratulations to you and your team for pulling it together. Sending you the best and thank you for including me." - Mary Hargrove

"Incredible editing/publishing job. We are personally flattered. Beyond that, at this transitional period, historically (the book) may have captured for all times the essence of (a) half-century of journalism in Oklahoma. … Congratulations." - Joe Carter

"I've enjoyed reading through 'Our Greatest Journalists' several times. I mean it as a compliment -- it's like the old Mad comic books: You see something new and refreshing every time. I'm sure you know what an impact this book will have with future historians and journalists, their families and admirers. It will be a guide to measure history by." - Jon Denton