2022 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS
The Great Plains Journalism Awards promote the highest standards of journalism. The annual awards are presented by the Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association. We invite journalists from newspapers and magazines across the region to enter their best work from the past calendar year.
The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
2021 Great Plains Journalism Awards
Roy S. Johnson
We are honored to welcome Roy S. Johnson as our 2021 Distinguished Lecturer!
Roy S. Johnson was born on March 19, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended the prestigious Holland Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went on to graduate from Stanford University with his B.A. degree in political science.
Johnson's career includes time at Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Money and Fortune magazine, Vanguarde Media, where he launched Savoy Magazine, and Men’s Fitness magazine. He has also written for many other publications and websites, including Life Goes Strong and ESPN.com.
He also founded many companies, including RSJ Media Solutions, a company that offers digital content strategy and media training, Fit! Live! Win! LLC, a digital corporate wellness communications firm, Write on Essays!, and was named editor-in-chief and executive director of the History Channel’s magazine and the History Channel Club.
He has been a frequent television and radio contributor on the topics of sports, fitness, nutrition, wellness and healthy living and also served as executive producer of several television programs that have aired on national broadcast and cable networks and co-authored three books.
Johnson has been a longstanding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and has served on the board of the International Athletic Foundation. He also created the Roy S. Johnson Foundation, which provides financial assistance to minority youth from his hometown in Oklahoma.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Becki Watson, Executive Director of the Tulsa Press Club.
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
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