Great Plains Journalism Competition

The Great Plains Journalism Competition awards outstanding work in newspapers, magazines and websites. Sponsored and started by the Tulsa Press Club, the regional journalism awards honor the best magazine, web and newspaper work from eight states.

Hundreds of journalists have been honored in the program’s first three years.


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The 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards and Conference

April 18 | Historic Mayo Hotel | Downtown Tulsa
Bringing together award-winning journalists from an eight-state region.

Distinguished Lecturer

Erik Logan

Erik Logan

Erik Logan is the president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Oklahoma native, with a long professional career in radio and television broadcasting.

Featured Speaker

Diana Marcum

Diana Marcum

Diana Marcum is a LA Times reporter and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for her narrative portraits of farmers, fieldworkers and others experiencing California’s drought-stricken Central Valley.


10:15 a.m. – Q&A with Erik Logan
10:15 a.m. – Student session with Diana Marcum
11 a.m. – Awards luncheon registration
11:30 a.m. – Awards luncheon
–Welcome and introduction
–President’s remarks
–Awards presentation (Lunch served during presentation)
—Presentations of the Dan Harrison Memorial Scholarships
—Distinguished Lectureship Speaker: Erik Logan
—Presentation of Distinguished Lectureship Award
1 p.m. – Break
1:15 p.m. – Your Story with Diana Marcum
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – State of the Media panel discussion
4:30-6 p.m. – Reception

Workshops: Free
Distinguished Lectureship Luncheon and Awards Presentation: $40 and $35 for students and media personnel

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