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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director

Oklahoma Press Association

Director of Public Relations

Central State College

Affiliations

School Board Members Member
FOI Oklahoma Inc

Education

bachelor's degree

journalism

University of Oklahoma

Web References (70 Total References)


Home | Oklahoma Press Association

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Former OPA Manager Ben Blackstock has died

Ben Blackstock was a friend to many, a forceful personality, and an advocate for Oklahoma newspapers and their value during his 44 years as executive vice president and secretary of the Oklahoma Press Association. Ben died Monday evening, April 25, in Oklahoma City at the age of 90.
During his 44 years at OPA, Ben was the recipient of numerous professional honors, including OPA's Milt Phillips Award, the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award, OKC Ad Club Silver Medal, the FOI Oklahoma Marian Opala First Amendment Award and the National Newspaper Association Amos Award.
FOI Oklahoma annually honors Blackstock through the presentation of the Ben Blackstock Award for a person or organization that has shown a commitment to freedom of information.
In 1973, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He also was named a distinguished graduate of the University of Oklahoma journalism school.


Home | Oklahoma Press Association

www.okpress.com [cached]

Former OPA Manager Ben Blackstock has died

Ben Blackstock was a friend to many, a forceful personality, and an advocate for Oklahoma newspapers and their value during his 44 years as executive vice president and secretary of the Oklahoma Press Association. Ben died Monday evening, April 25, in Oklahoma City at the age of 90.
During his 44 years at OPA, Ben was the recipient of numerous professional honors, including OPA's Milt Phillips Award, the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award, OKC Ad Club Silver Medal, the FOI Oklahoma Marian Opala First Amendment Award and the National Newspaper Association Amos Award.
FOI Oklahoma annually honors Blackstock through the presentation of the Ben Blackstock Award for a person or organization that has shown a commitment to freedom of information.
In 1973, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He also was named a distinguished graduate of the University of Oklahoma journalism school.


Ben Blackstock ...

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Ben Blackstock Memoirs Investigative Resources NewsU Recommended Training

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Ben Blackstock, manager of the Oklahoma Press Association for more than four decades died April 25, 2016. He was 90. Ben graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1951 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He taught journalism and was director of public relations at Central State College in 1951-52, prior to being named Executive Vice President and Secretary-Manager of Oklahoma Press Association. During his 44 years at OPA, he was the recipient of numerous professional honors, including OPA's Milt Phillips Award, the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award, OKC Ad Club Silver Medal, the FOI Oklahoma Marian Opala First Amendment Award and the National Newspaper Association Amos Award. FOI Oklahoma annually honors Blackstock through the presentation of the Ben Blackstock Award for a person or organization that has shown a commitment to freedom of information. In 1973, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. He also was named a distinguished graduate of the University of Oklahoma journalism school.


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Ben Blackstock, who was manager of the Oklahoma Press Association for more than four decades,... [Read More] Oklahoma City neurologist is charged with sexually assaulting three patients


Marian Opala First Amendment Award ยป FOI Oklahoma

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Ben Blackstock Award

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2002: Ben Blackstock, Executive Director, Oklahoma Press Association, retired

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