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‘Endangered Black History’ nDepth series comes highly recommended

by Alan Herzberger Modified: February 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm •  Published: February 7, 2012

We are in the middle of a six-part series titled, “Endangered Black History,” that I would highly recommend our users take a look at.

We’ve organized this coverage as part of our nDepth – Stories of the Ages presentations, where we tell a story in a long-form and high-design format. We’ve completed dozens of nDepth stories over the past few years, but this is perhaps our most ambitious project, because we’re linking six of them together over the course of a few weeks.

We’ve already released Part 1: The Overview, Part 2: Langston and Part 3: Boley. There are still three more to come.

Graphic artist Chris Schoelen is producing the designs, reporter Ken Raymond is writing the stories, video producer Paige Dillard is producing the videos  and web editor  Nick Tankersley is putting it all together on the web pages.

They all deserve high praise for the extra effort that benefits our readers, but the work goes far beyond them — videographers, photographers, editors and researchers have come together to make this a successful  story-telling effort.

It easy to navigate. The stories are detailed and descriptive. The videos  add more context to the words that surround them. And the photos — well I’m a sucker for historic photos.

But here’s my favorite part: We went with Facebook comments to keep the conversation going in this series, and it’s proved to be an interesting way for users to share the series with others and offer their own commentary and insight.

Take a look. But don’t worry, there’s no rush. We’re going to keep this package active on the site for years to come.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for 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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