I could write a long time about NewsOK.com’s coverage of the ice storm (which is finally melting away as we speak). But plenty has been written already by Poynter Online, by the Newspaper Association of America and by our own David Morris.
I can only add one note to what they’ve already said …. We broke a new one-day record for traffic on Monday, almost doubling the normal Monday traffic surge. It just shows again that we are needed every day, but we feel even more special when we are really needed on a specific day.
Beyond that, I thought it would be fun to share some excerpts from our live chat during the ice storm on Monday and Tuesday. The chat was moderated by multimedia editor Mike Koehler. He shared these tidbits with me …
[Comment From Josh]
you guys should get in the paper version of the paper for this… it’s pretty much the best coverage of the ice storm there is, timely, appropriate instant information… good stuff… someone should buy you a beer…
[Comment From Moby Donahue]
do you have a link to pictures of the driver and camera man … those brave men deserve some credit
David Morris posted the photos. Check there.
[Comment From daaph]
this is the coolest stuff … I’ve been watching for two days and have loved the tour of the city during the storm. You deserve an award for this kind of coverage. thanks
[Comment From Jim]
Seriously, this is an excellent way to stay entertained and updated on road conditions. Really ingenious. Stay safe guys!
[Comment From JimRat]
I hope you guys win all kinds of awards with this. I just discovered your Twitter stream at the bottom. Even cooler!
[Comment From @votemikejones]
This is really great. Amazing job NewsOK, this is making me proud of Oklahoma
[Comment From Jake]
This is quite possibly one of the coolest features I’ve ever seen on newsok. Excellent work!
[Comment From Dana]
NewsOk is numero uno!!!!!
[Comment From Guest]
I’ve enjoyed the ride!
[Comment From David]
Congrats guys….this is pretty awesome
[Comment From Eric]
This is cool but can you guys pull into an empty parking lot and do some donuts
You had to keep watching the live coverage nonstop! You might have missed the donuts. Stay tuned next time.