Most-viewed items on NewsOK in October
October 31, 2011
It’s Halloween, which means it’s a fine time to review the most-viewed content on NewsOK.com in October 2011.
Before I go any further, though, I should point out that October was a great month for web traffic on NewsOK, but it didn’t quite break our all-time record. There are a few hours left, but it looks... Read More
The Oklahoman iPad/iPhone app in Newsstand for iOS 5
October 28, 2011
The Oklahoman’s custom iPad application took another step with the release of Apple’s iOS 5 a couple weeks ago.
Our app became one of the first news applications in Apple’s Newsstand.
Your next question might be … “What is Newsstand?”
Well, if you have already upgraded your iPad or iPhone to iOS 5,... Read More
Web editor honored as next-gen star
October 25, 2011
Lindsay Houts works every day behind the scenes to organize our sports content and share it with our audience in a way that’s neatly packaged and digestible.
But our newest web editor was front and center last Thursday evening as she was honored at the 30/30 Next Gen Awards at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. The... Read More
The Oklahoman local desk seeking experienced reporter
October 14, 2011
The Oklahoman is looking for a reporter.
From what will soon be posted on JobsOK.com:
The Oklahoman seeks an aggressive general assignment reporter, with 2-3 years of journalism experience, good writing skills, a hunger to be first with a story and a passion to be on the front page... Read More
NewsOK receives ‘Best Website’ honor from SNPA
October 11, 2011
You might have missed some news over the weekend with all the football fun in Texas and in Stillwater.
NewsOK was named the “Best Website” in its category by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association.
I don’t blame you for overlooking this news on NewsOK. After all, it’s routine information — what... Read More
NewsOK breaking news team re-launches blog
October 10, 2011
If you’re looking for another blog to follow, you can do far worse than NewsOK’s new Breaking News blog.
Breaking news reporter Tiffany Gibson picked up this blog a few weeks ago, and she’s been great about taking some extra time on the blog to keeping readers updated about what we’re covering and how... Read More
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
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
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
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
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