Seeking Truth: nDepth piece shares Dr. R. Murali Krishna’s story
November 29, 2011
Kelly Dyer Fry wrote another heart-wrenching piece. This time, instead of sharing the gripping story of addiction within her own family, she shared an equally gripping account of an equally challenging affliction from the family of Dr. R. Murali Krishna.
The title is Seeking Truth: Where is my Amma? It shares... Read More
A honey badger tattoo for NewsOK’s honey badger reporter
November 23, 2011
Bryan Dean was a fan of the honey badger before it was cool to be a fan of the honey badger.
Yeah, now we all like the honey badger. It’s easy to be a honey badger fan ever since the funny video went viral months ago. If you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen it, you should... Read More
A look back at all the coverage of the OSU plane crash
November 21, 2011
It’s been a wild few days on NewsOK, beginning last Friday morning when news of the tragic plane crash in Arkansas that killed four members of the OSU Family.
Women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were on the plane, something confirmed by our reporters early Friday morning. From... Read More
The Thirsty Beagle blog and the Beer Championship Series finals
November 15, 2011
Nick Trougakos is the Assistant Local Editor is charge of our Metro section/coverage.
That’s what he does during the day, anyway. After that, he becomes the Thirsty Beagle, offering news and commentary on all aspects of the world of beer.
In the past month or so, Nick — er — the “Thirsty Beagle” has... Read More
Gene Triplett enters the Hall of Fame
November 11, 2011
Our own Gene Triplett was honored Thursday night with his induction in to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
He joined other Oklahoma greats like Wayman Tisdale, Nokie Edwards, Bob Bogle, Jesse Ed Davis, Ralph Blane, Cheevers Toppah and Kristin Chenoweth.
Yeah, we ran a story that led with the world-famous... Read More
‘Get well’ page for Ryan Broyles captures attention of community
November 10, 2011
On Saturday, the OU football team lost to injury the most prolific receiver in the the school’s history.
Ryan Broyles suffered a season-ending injury to his knee. His disappointment was captured on live television as the news was broken to him and his teammates. His chance to play in a final Bedlam game was... Read More
‘Finding a Forever Family’ — a special NewsOK nDepth story
November 06, 2011
In the midst of all the earthquake madness this weekend, you might have missed a special nDepth presentation we put together and launched on Saturday night on NewsOK.com.
So take the time to read “Finding a Forever Family” when you have a few spare minutes. It’s a story told by OPUBCO’s own Michelle... Read More
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
Brave & Beautiful — watch the video
October 23, 2011
I post this blog today only to tell people that they should read Dave Morris’ blog post about the Brave and Beautiful video on NewsOK.
Dave is our video director here at OPUBCO Communications Group, but you probably know him best as a NewsOK.tv host. But he does plenty of work behind the camera, too.
From his... 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