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Burning through money: A multimedia experiment

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm •  Published: September 15, 2009

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Local Editor Michael Baker and a few members of his reporting team – John Estus and Bryan Dean – pulled off a nice multimedia package last week.

They enlisted the help of web editor Nick Tankersley, art director Todd Pendleton and graphic artist Brian Mays to effectively tell the story about the  battle between the Oklahoma City firefighters and city officials.

We have three articles, a video interview and four informational graphics to help tell help describe the details of this story — which range from arguments about excessive overtime pay, contract negotiations and incident rates.

It was an experiment for us. Can we tell an hard news, ongoing coverage piece in a way different than we normally do.

We think it worked this time. And we’ll do something to take it a step further next time.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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