Oklahoman.com hits the mark for some news consumers — here’s proof
May 02, 2012
I had a pleasant email conversation with a customer last week.
He was a fan of news. He wants to read the news every day. He generally accesses most of his news digitally, but he had previously been an avid reader of The Oklahoman and was happy with our recent coverage enhancements. As a result, he had been... Read More
Photo Stream on NewsOK opens doors to deeper content
April 20, 2012
We’ve long wished for a good way to expose our collection of photos on NewsOK.com.
We know that photo galleries of sporting events, weather events and other breaking news events drive reader interest. We know that because traffic patterns tell us that. So we make a point to get photo galleries online as soon as... Read More
NewsOK launches new mobile site for smart devices
April 18, 2012
Monday was one of my favorite days as NewsOK’s Digital Managing Editor.
Why? We didn’t win an award that day, and we didn’t have a record day for web traffic.
No. Monday ranked so high because it was a great day for our audience. We launched a new website that is a drastic improvement for our... Read More
User pictures in March and cold air funnels make for a fun gallery
April 04, 2012
It’s still early April, and I took the opportunity this morning to review the pictures that were submitted to NewsOK via our user-submitted photo process in March– (essentially, just send the image to email@example.com).
The gallery for submitted photos in March is embedded below, but you can also see them here... Read More
‘What’s It Like’ medical procedures series featured on NewsOK
April 03, 2012
Check out the new series that health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove started a few weeks ago.
It’s called, “What’s It Like,” and it details a medical procedure each week that you or someone you know might experience in a lifetime.
On Sunday, Jaclyn explained what it’s like to have knee replacement surgery... Read More
Oklahoma Property Lines blog shows real estate editor’s personality
April 02, 2012
If you want to have a conversation to remember, just spark one up with The Oklahoman’s real estate editor Richard Mize. He’s been here 12 years, which qualifies his title to be ‘longtime real estate editor.’
And it’s easier to have that conversation now. Richard has decided to extend his coverage to a... Read More
The Oklahoman extends its digital reach with Oklahoman.com
March 23, 2012
I wrote a story that appeared in The Oklahoman on Sunday.
It’s fitting that it appeared in The Oklahoman, because it was about The Oklahoman.
It’s new website, to be precise.
Oklahoman.com officially launched about a week ago. It was promoted as a stand-alone product in the newspaper on Sunday. And now... Read More
The Oklahoman’s energy coverage team expands — meet the reporters
March 21, 2012
The Energy coverage team is in place at The Oklahoman.
Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group, has been working with Managing Editor Mike Shannon and Business Editor Clytie Bunyan in recent weeks to put together our full team to expand the coverage of... Read More
NewsOK videos featured more prominently on mornings and weekends
March 20, 2012
You might have noticed that at some points during the day, we’ve started promoting some of our more popular stand-alone videos to the top of the NewsOK home page.
It looks something like this …
… and it generally appears at the top of the website above our top stories.
Why are we doing this?... Read More
State of Addiction series has permanent home on NewsOK
March 19, 2012
If you picked up The Oklahoman or visited the NewsOK home page in the past week, you saw our weeklong series titled, “State of Addiction.”
It was a collaborative effort with the Tulsa World, Oklahoma Watch, State Impact Oklahoma, OETA, KWTV-9 and KGOU.
The series ended Sunday with three more stories, all of... Read More
21 videos lined up in one place on Static SXSW page
March 16, 2012
NewsOK.tv’s Dave Morris and The Oklahoman’s George Lang were working pretty hard the last couple of days in Austin for the annual SXSW Festival.
In two days, they produced 21 videos that are showcased on our Static SXSW page, which is sponsored by CNGNow.com.
The videos included interviews with and... Read More
New byline presentation now showing on NewsOK
March 15, 2012
So, it’s been a busy start to March. I’ve neglected new posts to this blog the last couple weeks, mostly because we’re really setting up some cool things to launch in the next handful of weeks with our digital strategies. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, one of the cool features we launched in the last week is... Read More
Get Appy column showcases apps for kids of all ages
February 29, 2012
Lillie-Beth Brinkman came by my office a couple weeks ago to discuss something very important.
Lillie-Beth is our Assistant Features Editor and writes the ‘Get Appy‘ for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com.
She opened the conversation in hushed tones, so nobody could overhear her.
“Do you play Temple Run?”
I... Read More
Stepping into the Pinterest world
February 22, 2012
I’ve gone through a few of the unofficial phases of social media acceptance with Pinterest.
It’s the rite of passage for many individuals in the social media space. Sure, the steps are a little different if you are an over-achieving early adopter. I know lots of those people. But for us normal every-day... Read More
NewsOK Sports honored for best multimedia coverage
February 21, 2012
In December, the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) announced its annual top 10 honorees for best website. NewsOK Sports was ranked among the nation’s best for the third consecutive year.
And then yesterday in Florida at the annual conference, The sports department was honored again. This time, it was for... Read More
ScissorTales blog is back — check the NewsOK Opinion page
February 07, 2012
I love it when I get to write in my blog about another blog — especially when the blog I get to write about is returning to past prosperity.
ScissorTales is back.
The blog is featured on our Opinion page and showcases additional opinions and insights from the team of Editorial writers at The Oklahoman.
Recent... Read More
‘Endangered Black History’ nDepth series comes highly recommended
February 07, 2012
We are in the middle of a six-part series titled, “Endangered Black History,” that I would highly recommend our users take a look at.
We’ve organized this coverage as part of our nDepth – Stories of the Ages presentations, where we tell a story in a long-form and high-design format. We’ve completed... Read More