Golf page beefed up after visitor’s question
January 29, 2009
We received this message this week from a longtime subscriber:
I was a long term subscriber of OPUBCO “over 50 years” until my subscribtion was cancelled because of where I live, so I now rely on our computer connection to obtain scores, articles, etc.
The newspaper always reported the players, scores,... Read More
Comments from our live winter weather chat
January 28, 2009
I could write a long time about NewsOK.com’s coverage of the ice storm (which is finally melting away as we speak). But plenty has been written already by Poynter Online, by the Newspaper Association of America and by our own David Morris.
I can only add one note to what they’ve already said …. We... Read More
Learning more about Jim Chastain
January 26, 2009
A reader sent an e-mail last week with a question about our page about Jim Chastain – ‘Life is Real’: Writing the Final Chapters.
Is there any way possible to get word to Jim Chastain ??? I want to contact him about his news article and encourage him. If I mailed my message to you could you get... Read More
Visitors missing comments on stories today
January 21, 2009
We received this message at 8:37 a.m. today:
The comment engines on www.newsok.com appear to be out of order. None of the stories have comments and none of the comments are “sticking.” I find it rather strange that its now 8 AM and there are “0″ comments about the Obama inauguration front page story. It... Read More
Inauguration coverage update
January 20, 2009
I wrote yesterday afternoon about our planned Inauguration coverage. We planned to use the live feed from C-Span, which was working well until the traffic grew to about 20,000 viewers for that feed.
Thanks to OPUBCO Communications Group’s director of video David Morris and his team, we quickly switched to... Read More
Inauguration ’09 to be covered thoroughly on NewsOK
January 19, 2009
We’ve already started blogging.
We’ve already begun feeding live video – thanks to our friends at C-Span.
And we have tons of content to read, watch and discuss.
You don’t want to miss our Inauguration ’09 page, where we will be publishing updates from people at the scene (our own Carrie... Read More
Photo galleries page provides outlet for thousands of images
January 16, 2009
On any given day, I can prove that the NewsOK site is much deeper than you thought.
Today, I bring you the Photos page, a subsection of our Multimedia Page.
We have hundreds of galleries, categorized and archived by section. But when we re-launched this page along with our re-vamped Multimedia page a couple... Read More
Watchdog page live on NewsOK
January 14, 2009
We launched a new page last week.
We’re telling you about it this week.
And you’ll see much more from it in future weeks.
The Watchdog page is officially live on NewsOK.com.
What is the watchdog team? Nothing says it better than the page itself:
The Oklahoman Watchdog team is a dedicated group of... Read More
Chapter One of Jim Chastain’s ‘Life is Real’ released
January 12, 2009
The much-anticipated Chapter One of the ‘Life is Real’ site was released on Sunday in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com.
The narrative was powerfully descrptive and to the point. The design was effectively simple. And the photography brilliantly sets the mood.
It yet another great example of... Read More
NewsOK speedy again after BCS hangover
January 09, 2009
At 10:31 a.m. this morning, we received two questions from a NewsOK visitor. Here’s the first part:
do you realize your website is completely unusable today?
Yes – we realized that we were suffering from site performance problems for a significant part of the morning today. It was bad timing, since we were... Read More
Buying the Sam Bradford flip
January 08, 2009
We received this question today:
Forgive me for being untechnical. Howsomever, can you tell me where to go on your site to find the ‘Bradford flip’ photographic series? I would like to purchase at least one of them and would like to see what is available. Beaucoups thanks.
I had a similar question last... Read More
Action plans for President, courtesy of NewsOK
January 07, 2009
From the “fun little things you can find on NewsOK” department comes this short about a Dear Mr. President photo exhibit at the downtown Oklahoma City library.
I saw it on our news page.
Sure puts things in perspective when you see great advice from our children. How can you not smile after reading these... Read More
Dream story makes dream comeback
January 06, 2009
Each day here at OPUBCO, we review the top articles, videos and blogs that were viewed on NewsOK.com.
Today was no different. Editors in the OPUBCO Communications Group news and information center (traditionally known as the newsroom) meet early in the day to talk about what reporters are working on for... Read More
NewsOK community helps woman
January 02, 2009
Our top story on NewsOK.com this morning was about a woman in Wilson cares for more than 100 stray dogs. Oh, and by the way, she lives in a van with no heat or running water. She spends all her money, and then some, on caring for the animals that society left behind.
It was a good read, written by one our best... Read More
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