Breaking down OU and OSU games with postgame blog posts
September 27, 2011
I was browsing the site today and came across a blog post from Travis Haney breaking down the OU football game on Saturday against Missouri. Apparently, Travis had been making similar posts after each game this season.
I point it out today only to share what the readers of his blog were saying in the comments... Read More
A recap of the OPUBCO stories from the last week
September 21, 2011
Last week, I posted an article of great significance on NewsOK — OPUBCO to be sold.
That was an interesting day for all of us employees of OPUBCO. My boss’ tweet (editor and vice president of news Kelly Dyer Fry) summed it up well:
“I met Mr. Anschutz and I really like him. Will miss Christy, but this is... Read More
Late-night football fun
September 18, 2011
I still can’t believe they played that football game Sunday morning.
From my vantage point in my living room on Saturday night, I could see the story of the early-morning OSU-Tulsa football game unfold.
I saw weather-blogging star Bryan Painter begin live-blogging as the thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes in... Read More
This week’s most-viewed NewsOK article
September 16, 2011
This week’s list of our most-viewed article was bound to be interesting.
We had conference realignment driving the sports talk in our state.
We also had the OU-Florida State game ramping up the excitement around the watercooler.
Then came the news the planned sale of the company I work for.
What would... Read More
NewsOK honored as finalist in national award
September 09, 2011
Sure, this news is about a 10 days old, but it’s worth sharing on my extremely condensed weekly notes about NewsOK.com.
NewsOK is a finalist in the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, the annual awards from the Online News Association.
We’ve been honored for our overall site in the General Excellence in Online... Read More
A week in review on NewsOK – August 12 edition
August 12, 2011
I decided this week to revert to a weekly blog format with a series of notes about what’s cool on NewsOK. If you like this better than random posts, let me know.
If you prefer shorter posts, let me know.
If you don’t really care, stay silent and roll your eyes.
Super 30Barry J. Sanders topped the... Read More
A nice time to look at the top stories in July
August 02, 2011
NewsOK had an interesting cross-section of articles that topped the list in July. Today, I’ll take a look at the top 5 most-viewed articles from last month.
Oklahoma City man who wore diapers sentenced to three years in prison
The most-viewed story of July was a about the sentencing of a 21-year-old... Read More
Open Flame series and the art of barbecue
August 01, 2011
The Open Flame events and series of videos that The Oklahoman’s Food Dude puts together are always entertaining.
The most recent event was a couple of weeks ago at American Propane. In the end, the NewsOK video crew and Dave Cathey (he’s the Food Dude) put together five great videos and a series of receipes... Read More
Special iPad section released for Thunder season review
July 27, 2011
It’s the end of July, and you’re finally rested up from all those late nights cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And now that you’ve caught up on your sleep, you’re a little depressed at the prospect of the NBA season being delayed because of the lockout.
We have produced the perfect solution for... Read More
Steve Lackmeyer column well worth the read
July 27, 2011
Steve Lackmeyer took a moment and wrote a powerful piece related to his recent interview with a Swedish radio network.
He agreed to the interview with the Swedish Broadcasting Corp., to talk about how Oklahoma City has grown since the 1995 bombing and what the people in that area of the world can expect after the... Read More
Today’s ‘small dog with an attitude’ video on NewsOK
July 21, 2011
It’s amazing the kinds of things you run into as you dig through the NewsOK site. Today, I was browsing our AP video player through our partnership with NDN Video.
NDN offers more than just the AP video, and the one below is from the N.Y. Daily News. But the story of Paco the chihuahua has been covered by ABC... Read More
These NewsOK stories will make you feel good about our little planet
July 20, 2011
I posted yesterday some of the stories in my ‘we-can’t-make this-stuff-up’ category.
Today, I’m posting stories from the ‘the-world-is a-good-place’ category to be certain I give a fair account of our coverage.
(Though, to be fair, the stories from the ‘we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up’ department... Read More
From the ‘we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up’ department
July 19, 2011
Sometimes, visiting the top stories on NewsOK can make it pretty difficult to believe our world is a good place.
And the social media and pop culture world, which I’m happy to be a part of, is often the backdrop for bad stuff in the world. See from these recent stories on NewsOK.
First, we have the story... Read More
An up-close look at noodling
July 18, 2011
We’ve had a lot of recent content about noodling in recent weeks.
We’ve had a photo gallery from the Okie Noodling Tournament.
Ed Godfrey advanced that tournament with a column about people from Minnesota who were in Oklahoma for the tournament. The picture … it’s pretty incredible.
We had a feature... Read More
A few takes on Google+
July 15, 2011
Don Mecoy had a nice take this week on Google+.
Mere hours after I invited my 20-something nephew to Google Plus, he declared himself unimpressed. I also doubt that my mother, already comfortable on Facebook, is seeking a new social media outlet.
He breaks down the features and shares his thoughts on the... Read More
Veteran sports writer make an impact on next generation
July 14, 2011
I ran across Ryan Aber’s blog post about Bob Hersom. It was posted on June 30, but I didn’t see it until today.
Aber did an excellent job of sharing his and some of his collegues’ thoughts on the recent passing of Bob Hersom. Hersom was a highly-respected reporter at The Oklahoman and, more recently, the... Read More