Judy Gibbs Robinson, assistant director of Student Media and editorial adviser for The Oklahoma Daily, was inducted into the 2015 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame this past April.
In addition to serving as faculty adviser to The Daily, Robinson also teaches JMC 2033 – Writing for the Mass Media, the college’s large, gateway journalism class. Like Louise Beard Moore and Jack Willis before her, she is known as being tough as nails on the rules of AP Style, but is equally known to be a student-centered mentor.
“Judy is part of the reason I was able to be editor of The Daily,” said Blayklee Buchanan, 2014-2015 editor in chief of The Daily. “She helped me see that I could be a leader, that I could be a good journalist, and I know she will continue to do that for other students.”
Robinson graduated from the University of Missouri’s journalism school in 1977 and received her master of art in journalism from OU in 2001. She was a broadcast editor for the Associated Press for 10 years and a senior reporter for The Oklahoman for four years following completion of her graduate work.
Other 2015 honorees were Julie DelCour of the Tulsa World, James O. Goodwin and the late E.L. “Ed” Goodwin of the historic Oklahoma Eagle in Tulsa, Ron Hagler of CBS, the late John and Tinker Hruby of the Marlow Review and Comanche County Chronicle, Rose Lane of OKC Friday, Patrick B. McGuigan of The City Sentinel and CapitolBeatOK.com, Gary Reid of the Kingfisher Times & Free Press, Jenifer Reynolds of Discover Oklahoma and Robby Trammell of The Oklahoman.