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Giving fans a voice …. sounding off on OU and OSU football

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:33 pm •  Published: October 29, 2010

If you haven’t had a chance to see what our sports department has started doing recently, check it out.

We are giving you a voice — literally.

We’ve always wanted you to comment. We’ve always encouraged your participation in the news process. But now, we’re experimenting with giving you a real voice that can appear on our site — either as audio or within a packaged video.

We tried it last week after the football games. We encouraged readers of The Oklahoman and users of NewsOK.com to call us and tell Sports Editor Mike Sherman what they think. Here are some of the recordings after the OU-Missouri football game on Saturday.

And here is what people were saying after OSU receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Texas on Tuesday.

This is just an example of using available technology to give you a voice. And it’s another example of our sports department continuing to push forward and look for cool new things to do to connect with our audience.

I like it. And I’ll be looking for more posts and videos each week.

You can participate. Just call (405) 586-0704. The line is always open.

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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