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Nine will be inducted into Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Nine journalists will be inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame on April 18 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
From Staff Reports Published: March 27, 2013

Jerry Laizure, photographer of The Norman Transcript who died last year. He co-founded the Cleveland County Record in Noble in 1984. His photos won many awards from The Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and Oklahoma Press Association.

Mike McCarville, who has built a national following in political coverage with his online report. He worked at KTOK Radio as investigative reporter, talk show host and program director from 1991-2005.

Mary Melon, president and publisher of The Journal Record. She is a member of the senior management corporate team for The Journal Record's parent company, the Dolan Co., and serves as group publisher of daily group operations for five additional markets.

Tom Muchmore, the third-generation publisher of The Ponca City News and The Tonkawa News. He also is owner and manager of WBBZ Radio and president of, an Internet provider. He graduated from Ponca City Senior High School and earned a bachelor's degree from OU.

Oliver Murray, who joined the newsroom at WKY-TV (now KFOR) in 1968 after serving in the Army, becoming the first black photojournalist in the city. He held many positions including chief news photographer and production/operations manager in a 38-year career.

If you go

Induction ceremony

What: Nine journalists will be recognized during the annual Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

When: 11:45 a.m. April 18.

Where: Nigh University Center, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

Tickets: $15.

For information and reservations: Call Sherry Sump at 974-5122 or email Deadline for reservations is April 12.


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