OU-Florida on your iPhone
December 30, 2008
If you’re making the trip to Miami next week for the OU-Florida national championship game, you will need NewsOK by your side.
We built a special coverage page on our iPhone site to help you stay informed while you’re away from your desktop. You can keep up with Berry Tramel’s blog and the OU Sports blog,... Read More
NewsOK in 2008 – What you clicked on
December 29, 2008
We take this moment of silence – known as the week between Christmas and New Year’s – to take a look back at the year that was 2008.
From tornadoes to dog sex tapes to Thunder basketball to Sean Sutton’s firing to Nerdage made cool, it was a heck of a year.
And there’s no better way to review the year... Read More
CrimeWatch page reappears on NewsOK.com
December 23, 2008
Question from a NewsOK visitor:
I’m sure you hear this over and over again. I was wondering what happened to crime tracker. It was the best tool available to use when purchasing a house. Is there another site that is comparable to Crime Tracker?
Answer from me:
We’ve heard it. We’ve heard other... Read More
Commenting functionality gives visitors more control
December 19, 2008
We silently launched additional functionality on Thursday afternoon that some of our regular visitors noticed almost immediately.
It has to do with our commenting functionality.
Comments on our articles have been very successful for us for a few years now.
We get thousands of comments every day. Most are... Read More
Celebrity (Mickey Rourke and Mickey Rooney) news on NewsOK
December 18, 2008
The NewsOK.com editors have recently started focusing daily on our Celebrity Watch page.
We’ve started this daily focus because we’ve enhanced this page’s content with articles from Entertainment Tonight and Parade Magazine, as well as The Oklahoman’s articles and our own Gossip blogger – who I also... Read More
Sam-Tastic and other pages from The Oklahoman
December 17, 2008
1. Where can I buy a page of Sam Bradford flipping in the air against Oklahoman State?
2. Where can I buy Page 1 of the Sports page after Sam Bradford won the Heisman Tropphy?
3. Where can I buy a copy of the LOOKatOKC cover featuring the Thunder Girls?
All these questions came through from visitors using... Read More
College Bowl game picks contest
December 16, 2008
Three things are always true during the college football bowl season.
1 – College football fans will comments on message boards and call in to talk radio to demand a college football playoff (I have my own theory, circa 1999).
2 – College football fans will complain about the terrible selection of... Read More
Sam Bradford and the NewsOK footprint
December 15, 2008
It’s no secret that NewsOK visitors look at a lot of sports articles, videos and blogs on our Web site.
Just look at our most-viewed articles every day, and you will find sports stories, especially OU Sooners sports stories at the top of the list almost every day.
So needless to say that when... Read More
NewsOK’s Christmas Spirit
December 12, 2008
That means we have to officially begin scrambling for our Christmas planning.
Shopping. Travel. Time off work. Food preparations.
And more shopping.
But we had plan here at NewsOK for quite awhile. That’s why we launched our Christmas coverage page a couple weeks ago.... Read More
He’s the type of guy who likes to roam around
December 11, 2008
I saw The Wanderer this weekend.
No, not that guy …. This guy.
NewsOK.com’s Wanderer is Steve Barrymore, the former national advertising manager at OPUBCO Communications Group. And for the past few months, he’s been blogging on NewsOK about his travels.
After seeing Steve at the Greater Oklahoma City... Read More
NewsOK leads the world in coverage of mating elephants
December 09, 2008
Before we redesigned a couple months ago, NewsOK.com had a page designed to cover the Oklahoma City and Tulsa zoos great elephant experiment.
Star reporter Carrie Coppernoll was leading the coverage, and she came to the NewsOK editors a couple weeks ago because there were new developments in the story.
Long... Read More
Jim Chastain site launches on NewsOK
December 04, 2008
Charlotte Lankard, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime contributor to The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, brought an idea to us.
She had a friend, Jim Chastain, who was dying with cancer. He considered himself an “open book,” so he was open to the idea of working with The Oklahoman and NewsOK in his... Read More
See all our blogs in one place
December 03, 2008
When we first launched the redesigned NewsOK.com in October. One of the first things our visitors asked us about was our primary blogs page. Some of our visitors really liked the page where they could see every blogs feed in the NewsOK Blogging Community.
When I stopped updating the blog shortly after the... Read More
Sam Bradford ‘Heisman Blitz’ page
December 01, 2008
We launched a page dedicated to Sam Bradford and his run at becoming Oklahoma’s fifth Heisman Trophy winner more than a week ago.
Since then, he’s established himself as the front-runner for the award – something that probably a direct result of our page.
If you’re not convinced he’s the front-runner,... Read More
NewsOK blogging to return
November 25, 2008
It’s been five long weeks since I put the NewsOK.com Redesign blog to bed. It had run its course and served its purpose – communicating with NewsOK visitors about the changes in the hours, days and weeks after the redesign.
But now it’s time for the blog to return. I’ll change the name, and I’ll change... Read More
Comics page enhanced with Comics Kingdom partnership
October 17, 2008
NewsOK.com is launching a new comics page this weekend. We’ve partnered with Comics Kingdom for an interactive experience with you daily comics online.
Our new experience allows you to select your favorite comics and bookmark them for easy access, then comment on them and share them with your friends. As with... Read More
Know it on NewsOK
October 14, 2008
Our ‘know it’ series is back in place now on NewsOK.com’s redesigned Web site. We’ve actually built the ‘know its’ over the past few weeks, but now you can find all the information we’ve put together on Addiction, Personal finances, Cancer, Retirement, Death and more.
You can expect a lot more on... Read More
Comments on our articles
October 08, 2008
If you look at our home page, or any section front page, you will see a new addition on each of our top stories. Under the headline, there is now a a little note that shows how many comments have been made inside that article.
If there are no comments yet, you can be the first. If there are comments on the... Read More
Tuning In returns to NewsOK
October 07, 2008
One of the first comments we received after we launched essentially asked where the Tuning In feature was.
Tuning In is the piece that runs every day on Page 2 of the Sports section in The Oklahoman. It informs readers of the sports programming they can find on TV and the radio for that day. It has always run... Read More
Voices, voices everywhere
October 07, 2008
No – the voices are not in your head. They’re on NewsOK.
One new aspect of the new NewsOK.com is the Voices page, located in our main navigation.
The voices area of the Web site houses all the opinions, columns, blogs, and podcasts from all of our personalities at The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com.
The really... Read More