Photo galleries and comics added to The Oklahoman’s iPad edition
December 22, 2010
Is Santa bringing you an iPad this week?
Are you browsing the app store to see what you want to add to your new gift?
If you have a new iPad or you’ve had one for a while, let me offer two more reasons to download The Oklahoman’s iPad application:
Photo galleriesDaily comics
Beginning with tomorrow’s... Read More
Oklahoma Watch’s impact journalism launches with women in prison series
December 14, 2010
I will write much more about this in weeks to come, but I’d like to introduce it now …
What is this?
Oklahoma Watch is a non-profit, investigative and in-depth reporting team that collaborates with other news organizations and higher education to produce journalism that makes a difference in... Read More
It’s Christmas time on NewsOK
December 07, 2010
Every year, we have one.
Christmas. It’s on Dec. 25. I memorized that.
So every year, NewsOK has one.
The NewsOK Christmas page. It on our list of things to do around Thanksgiving.
On the NewsOK Christmas page we have every:
Article about ChristmasNews video related to ChristmasShopping video for holiday... Read More
Elections, lingerie and Bedlam football — a record-breaking combination
December 02, 2010
First, we had the 2010 Elections.
Then, we had the Lingerie Football League story.
Finally, we finished with Bedlam.
In the end, NewsOK broke another record for page views, unique visitors and blog views in November. It’s the second consecutive record-breaking month.
I knew we’d have a big push with our... Read More
Another nDepth — we could all use a little more grace
November 30, 2010
Lost in all the Bedlam 2010 commotion this last week was our most recent nDepth: Stories of the Ages presentation.
This week, we featured the story of Oklahoma’s most famous ballerinas. That’s right. It’s a story that’s much different than Bedlam.
But it is a story that’s just as unique for Oklahoma.... Read More
Bedlam 2010 … told in the form of a Story Wall
November 29, 2010
Two days after the wild Bedlam football game on Saturday, I could write about a bunch of things we did on NewsOK to cover the event.
But today, I’m going to focus on the Bedlam Story Wall we put together. It’s a great way to get a feel for the entire day in Stillwater, from the pregame festivities to the... Read More
A look back at election night 2010
November 04, 2010
We covered the 2010 Elections on Tuesday night.
It was a full newsroom, hopping with reporters, editors, copy editors, etc. The phones were ringing off the hook, colleagues were yelling instructions to each other across the room, and the constant tapping of keyboards provided a settling background.
There was a... Read More
Static site takes a step up as we enter Season 3
November 02, 2010
I pause on this election evening (check out our 2010 Election coverage, by the way) to tell you about the cool new site we launched last week.
I’ve written about this before. It’s called Static. It’s worth another look today because we’ve redesigned and now have the site ready for another run of new... Read More
Giving fans a voice …. sounding off on OU and OSU football
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... Read More
Reader offers personal feedback to our iPad edition
October 29, 2010
After some correspondence with a reader of The Oklahoman’s new iPad edition, he offered this feedback.
I thought I would share with the world.
I do like the app. The structure is organized and easy to use. I think I’ll like having the media links close at hand as I use it more. The only... Read More
The Oklahoman reaches yet another device — this time it’s the Nook
October 27, 2010
I wrote at length late last week about our inclusion in the iPad App Store. I talked about how proud we were that daily editions of The Oklahoman were now available on the iPad.
In that piece, I talked about our mission to reach news consumers in any way they want to be reached. And it truly is our mission. To... Read More
Another list of awards from another strong list of contenders
October 26, 2010
My boss was at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association conference in Austin, Texas, last week.
She was presenting to the group of newspaper executives, explaining how we organized ourselves over the past few years in building two fully functional video studios and trained our journalists to be multimedia... Read More
Inspiring Couples series on NewsOK a good example of great story-telling
October 25, 2010
I came across the most recent article in our “Inspiring Couples” series last week.
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... Read More
Join the NewsOK Family for a chance to win $500
October 22, 2010
We started giving money away this month.
It began on Oct. 10. It will end on Dec. 4.
Each week in between, NewsOK.com is giving away $500 to a newly registered NewsOK.com members.
This is our way to encourage news consumers who haven’t yet registered with our site to do just that.
We see our traffic. We... Read More
The Oklahoman’s iPad app is ready for download
October 21, 2010
I won the pool.
Last week, a group of developers, designers and project managers were adding levity to their work, taking friendly wagers on how quickly The Oklahoman’s iPad application would be approved by Apple and available to the public via the app store.
The team had just finished a little more than five... Read More
See the new page for NewsOK Blogs and Personalities
October 20, 2010
We’ve made some changes to the NewsOK navigation in the past couple weeks.
The most visible change was to our main navigation that is on every NewsOK.com page. We replaced the page we previously referred to as “VOICES” with a new page names “BLOGS.”
This change is an attempt to focus even more... Read More
A search on wimgo sparks memories of a past career at Legend’s restaurant
October 18, 2010
So I was browsing NewsOK.com the other day. I tend to do that as part of my job description.
On the day in question, the NewsOK editors were featuring some restaurant profiles from wimgo near the top of the NewsOK home page. You’ve probably seen them below our top stories along the left side of the home page.... Read More