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  • December Publisher available for download

    The December issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available to download. This month's issue includes the Past Presidents Dinner Report and Part 2 of the Interns' newspaper experiences. Featured this month are stories on the OPA-OSU Trust, deadlines for upcoming contests and information of Photo ID Press Cards. Download the December issue here.

  • Services set for Joe Hancock

    Walter Joe Hancock, longtime publisher of the Hobart Democrat-Chief, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Hobart. He was 85.
    Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church at 201 S. Washington St. in Hobart, Okla.
    After graduating from Hobart High School in 1947, Joe attended the University of Oklahoma working in the backshop at The Oklahoma Daily the entire time he was a student. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in journalism.
    After service, he returned to the Hobart Democrat-Chief as ad director and sports editor. After the death of his father, Ransom Hancock, in 1974, Joe became editor and publisher.
    Joe served as OPA president in 1991 and received the Milt Phillips Award in 2006.
    Survivors include his wife, Neville, and three children, Mollie Nagel, Todd R. Hancock and Walt J. Hancock.
  • 2014 Past Presidents Dinner


    Past Presidents attending the Nov. 13 dinner at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City were: Seated: Gracie Montgomery, Barb Walter, Ben Blackstock, Gloria Trotter and Wayne Trotter. Standing: Rod Serfoss, Jeff Shultz, Steve Booher, Joe McBride Jr., Tom Muchmore, Rusty Ferguson, Dick Hefton, Jeff Mayo, Don Ferrell, Ray Lokey, John D. Montgomery, Jeff Funk and Joe Worley.
  • Apply to Host a Summer Intern

    At least 18 OPA member newspapers will be selected to receive funding up to $2,720 for a student's salary as part of the 2015 ONF summer internship program. Preference will be given to newspapers that can offer both newspaper and multimedia experience to an intern. Each of the selected newspapers will have the option of hiring an intern from the student applications submitted to ONF or finding an eligible intern through its own hiring process. Host newspaper applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2015.

    » Download the Host Newspaper Internship Application
  • Services for Mac Leone Bradley

    Mac Leone Bradley, 87, died Nov. 17, 2014, at her home in Blackwell.
    Mrs. Bradley worked as a reporter at the Muskogee County News and as society editor for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat.
    She later taught journalism at Northern Oklahoma Jr. College at Tonkawa for more than 31 years.
    She is survived by two sons, Tom Bradley of Bartlesville and Brooke Bradley of Oklahoma City; a brother, Richard ‘Dick’ Hefton, and three grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the First Christian Church, 306 E. Coolidge in Blackwell, Okla.

  • Student Internship & Scholarship Applications Available

    Student application forms for ONF's 2015 paid summer internship and scholarship programs are now available. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2015. At least 18 Oklahoma newspapers will receive funding to host a paid intern next summer, and the program is made possible by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. ONF's scholarship program will award three $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing newspaper careers. An additional $1,000 scholarship, made possible by a donation from the Breeden family, will be awarded to a senior at the University of Oklahoma.

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  • October Publisher available for download

    The October issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available to download. This month's issue includes a summary of the OPA/S board meeting and examples of past winners from the Better Newspaper Contest's Community Leadership category. Featured this month are pages with photos from the Edmond Sun's 125th anniversary celebration, Perfecta Award winners and how to keep your passwords protected. Download the October issue here.

  • Services scheduled for Hruby family

    Hruby Family Service
    A memorial service for John Hruby, 50, Joy “Tinker” Hruby, 48, and Katherine Hruby, 17, of Duncan will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Duncan. A reception will follow at the church. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, There is no visitation at the funeral home.
    Location: First United Methodist Church, 2300 N. Country Club Road, Duncan

  • Tragic News about Hruby family

    We have received confirmation that our friends, John and Tinker Hruby, and their daughter Katherine, were found dead in their home this morning. The investigation is continuing. The Hrubys owned the Marlow Review and the Comanche County Chronicle (Elgin). They lived in north Duncan, OK. We do not have any more information at this time, but will continue to gather information and share it with members.

    The Marlow Review website posted “Please Pray with Us.  At this time, The Marlow Review asks the general public for prayers following the tragic deaths of John Hruby, our publisher, his wife Tinker, and their daughter Katherine. Our staff endeavors to continue to serve Marlow to the best of our ability going forward. Thank you.”

    With a very heavy heart, our deepest condolences go out to the families of John and Tinker Hruby.
  • October 8 Honor Flight Stories Available to Members

    Bryan Painter, columnist for The Oklahoman, accompanied veterans on the October 8, 2014, visit to Washington, D.C. Available for use by OPA member newspapers is a main story with two photos, and a sidebar with one photo. Also available is a PDF of the list of veterans who were on this flight. Please review the list to see if anyone from your area was on the flight. You may want to follow up with veterans from your area for a possible feature or column.

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