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Inspiring Couples series on NewsOK a good example of great story-telling

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm •  Published: October 25, 2010

I came across the most recent article in our “Inspiring Couples” series last week.

Jim and Robin Riley
Jim and Robin Riley

It was a piece about Jim and Robin Riley of Edmond. Jim is a former University of Oklahoma and NFL football player who had lived a hard life during and after his playing career.

But, the morning of July 16, 1985, the Rileys began a new life, in which they would discover true love and their purpose in life. That morning, Jim awoke to find a dozen close friends, along with family, in the living room of the couple’s Edmond home.

I often write about hidden gems found deep within the NewsOK family of pages. The “Inspiring Couples” is one of those gems. The series is linked by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative’s “Forever. For Real.” project and its calendar featuring the same couples we’re featuring.

It’s all great stuff and a good cause. But here is what I like  most about this series:

It’s the great story-telling — the articles and videos. Through our interviews, reporting and writing, I as a news consumer get to know these every-day Oklahomans and understand their stories.

That’s what we do best.

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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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