7 Different Names Topped Newspaper in 90-Year History
Morrow, Darrell, THE JOURNAL RECORD
The Journal Record, Oklahoma City's business newspaper, has roots that extend back 90 years through Oklahoma City's history to Aug. 27, 1903, four years before Oklahoma statehood.
The Journal Record and its predecessors have had seven different names throughout that 90-year history.
Renaming of the newspaper The Journal Record, the latest step in its evolution, occurred in September 1978. That was initiated six years after its present owner and publisher, Dan Hogan III, acquired its predecessor, The Daily Law Journal-Record in 1972. That newspaper had resulted from the 1937 merger of two competing legal newspapers, The Daily Law Journal and The Daily Record.
The Leader Press acquired The Daily Law Journal, one of the predecessors of The Journal Record, in April 1932, after its name had been changed in January of that year from The Oklahoma Citizen. That paper had its origin in The Capital American, founded in 1907 by Amos L. Wilson.
The other and oldest branch of its heritage, The Daily Record, had its origin in The Daily Legal News, founded Aug. 27, 1903, by John H. Murphy.
"It is exciting to be a part of a 90-year-old newspaper that has, in fact, become an institution within the business community of Oklahoma City, and a newspaper that has had dynamic growth, especially over the past 20 years," Hogan said.
"It is a publication that is relied upon by our readers to provide them with business news helpful to them in conducting their business. …