Media Literacy
Oct 17, 2017
Dick Pryor, KGOU
Media Literacy

In today’s noisy and rambunctious media environment, a lot of people don’t know what to believe. Reliable information is critical to enlightened and engaged citizenship, but who can you trust? How can you tell the difference between real news and “fake news”? Dick Pryor discusses the news media, the role of journalism and how each person can become a more discerning consumer of news and information. Questions not just welcomed – they are encouraged!

Dick Pryor is general manager of KGOU Radio, which serves more than one million Oklahomans with news, public affairs and entertainment programming. Pryor has more than 40 years of experience in television, radio, public relations, law and government service. He began his career at KGOU while a student at the University of Oklahoma and returned in November 2016.

For 25 years, Pryor served as deputy director, managing editor, anchor and host of news and public affairs series and programs for OETA, Oklahoma’s public educational television network. He has won numerous broadcasting awards, including three regional Emmy Awards.

In addition, Pryor has been a sports anchor/reporter and talk show host, public relations director for Oklahoma City’s professional baseball team and chief of staff for the lieutenant governor. As a lawyer, he provided employment law counsel and business coaching to corporate executives, managers and human resource professionals.

A native of Norman, Pryor earned a B.A. in Journalism and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. In 2015, he was chosen a Distinguished Alumnus of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU. Pryor was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009.