Deaths, Trades and Oscars — a guaranteed week on NewsOK
February 25, 2011
It’s been a really busy week. But, really, they’re all busy these days.This week seemed especially long for me because we made a change that irked some of our users. But in the end, I had an opportunity to speak with dozens of customers who use our website every day. That makes for a busy, but very good... Read More
NewsOK – the week of the winter storm
February 04, 2011
This has been a wild week on NewsOK. We braved the weather (many of us from our kitchen table or home offices). We covered another massive blizzard (by Oklahoma standards). And we informed hundreds of thousands interested customers (yes — we had a bunch of page views, too).
Web editor Dane... Read More
Around the NewsOK world — the week of Jan. 23
January 28, 2011
It’s been another great week on NewsOK. It’s been rife with controversy, which is always good for out web traffic numbers. So … thank you controversy. But the real thanks goes to our team of journalists that brings this stuff to you.
LOOKatOKC and Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn is kind of a big deal. That’s what... Read More
This week: Remembering 2010, wimgo, slideshows and new personalities
January 14, 2011
Another roundup of NewsOK.com and the happenings on our site this week.
We’re almost all the way to mid-January (and we might be all the way there, depending on when you read this), so this is my last opportunity to encourage you to visit our 2010 Year in Review page. This page is simple. It’s the top 25... Read More
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