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  • Services for Phyllis Reid

    Services for Phyllis Reid, former publisher of the Weatherford Daily News, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at The Federated Church at 302 N. Custer in Weatherford.
    Reid died March 20, 2015, in Weatherford. She was 86.
    Reid and her husband, Ken, purchased the Weatherford Daily News in 1972 and published it until 1997.
    She is survived by her husband, Ken, of the home; two daughters, Terry Magill and husband Bruce of Weatherford, and Ruth Anne Colley and husband Joe of Pauls Valley; two sons, David Reid and wife Myra, owners and publishers of the Cushing Citizen, and Phillip Reid and wife Jeanne Ann, owners and publishers of the Weatherford Daily News; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  • March Publisher available for download

    The March issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available for download. This month's issue includes an OPA board meeting summary and the 2015 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees. Featured this month are stories on the FOI awards, the EEJF distributing journalism grants and a reminder about participating in the Content Exchange. To download the March Publisher click here.

  • Journalism Hall of Fame to induct 12 on April 30

    Nine outstanding journalists will be honored at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday, April 30, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Honorees this year are Julie DelCour, associate editor at Tulsa World; Edward L. Goodwin, former publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle in Tulsa; James O. Goodwin, publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle; Ron Hagler, television cameraman for CBS; John and Tinker Hruby, former publishers of The Marlow Review; Rose Lane, GM and editor at OKC Friday; Patrick B. McGuigan, publisher of The City Sentinel in Oklahoma City; Gary Reid, publisher emeritus of The Kingfisher Times & Free Press; Jenifer Reynolds, television host of Discover Oklahoma; Judy Gibbs Robinson, editorial adviser to The Oklahoma Daily and journalism faculty at the University of Oklahoma; and Robby Trammell, news editor at The Oklahoman.

  • February Publisher available for download

    The February issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is missing page 15 in the print publication. Page 15 is included in this download. This month's issue includes a summary and photos from the OPA Legislative Summit. Featured this month are stories on the roof collapsing at the Cleveland American, Waurika News-Democrat ceasing publication and Wilma's tips for creating tables on InDesign. To download the February Publisher click here. Or click here to view the archive.

  • Did we receive your contest entries?

    » CHECK THIS LIST to confirm your entries arrived at the OPA office.  The list is updated daily.
    Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9.
  • OPA Legislative Summit Feb. 12 at State Capitol

    Publishers and editors of legal newspapers are encouraged to join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 12 at the annual Legislative Summit. We need you to speak with your legislators about the many bills affecting newspapers and newspaper interests. Governor Fallin will also speak to the group in the afternoon. The meeting is free and includes lunch, but registration is required. Plan to join us at the Summit.

  • OPA Better Newspaper Contest Materials Mailed

    The 2014 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets have been mailed to all OPA member newspapers. The packet contains rules, labels, tips and an entry form. Rules for the Digital Media Contest, Print Quality Contest and Outdoor Writer of the Year, ONF Beachy Musselman Award, Half Century Club and Quarter Century Club were included in OPA business member packets. All entries in the contest(s) must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. If your publisher did not receive the rules packet, you can download the events, rules and forms at the link below.

    » Find out more info about OPA Contests
    Leave the division box on your envelope entry labels BLANK. Divisions will be determined after all entries are received.

  • Order your Photo ID Press Cards for 2015

    OPA is offering high quality photo ID Press Cards to business member newspapers for $5 each. These press cards are perfect for reporters, photographers and any other staff members at your newspaper. The hard, plastic badges – usable for a calendar year – feature your mugshot, along with your newspaper’s name and phone number. A clip at the top of the card makes it easy to attach to a lanyard, clothing or camera bag.

    View more information online here: or download the order form.
  • 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.
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