Wednesday’s Google+ hangout will center on energy independence
September 30, 2012
On Sunday, our energy coverage team of Adam Wilmoth, Jay F. Marks and Paul Monies was featured in The Oklahoman with the first leg of their two-week series on Energy Independence.
But on Wednesday, they will be live on NewsOK.com with a Google+ hangout event at 9 a.m., featuring special guests to discuss the... Read More
NewsOK upgrades mobile application
August 28, 2012
A free upgrade to the NewsOK app is now available in the iTunes store.
The new and improved NewsOK app displays an enhanced news presentation that is consistent with the design of the NewsOK Mobile website.
After Sept. 15, 2012, the current app will no longer contain news headlines. Please update the app to see... Read More
NewsOK Mobile and the kind words from @jcamenisch
August 16, 2012
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a really big fan of the NewsOK Mobile website.
I wrote about it in April, shortly after we launched the revamped site.
So when I came across the Twitter conversation reporter Steve Lackmeyer had with a reader, I thought it would be good to share.
Jonathan Camenisch... Read More
NewsOK’s latest nDepth piece reminds us of Jim Thorpe’s greatness
August 08, 2012
I love our nDepth series on NewsOK.
Here’s why …
That’s just the top of the page. And yes, that’s a video player right in the middle of Jim Thorpe’s chest. Who doesn’t want to scroll down and read the rest of story after seeing such a striking presentation at the top?
Taylor Eldridge takes the... Read More
Project covers the school consolidation issue
August 07, 2012
The Oklahoman‘s summer intern program is consistently excellent, but the 2012 class was one to remember.
They proved it with the final project, which has been on display on NewsOK.com since last Sunday. It’s called ‘Restructuring Schools,’ and it’s a special coverage page with a dozen stories and a... Read More
Reporters chatting live with readers on NewsOK
August 01, 2012
Our reporters have been connecting with our readers using live chats quite a bit lately. So I’ll take this oportunity to highlight some of the excellent content that has resulted from this effort:
Reporters Paul Monies and Bryan Dean joined Oklahoma State University professor Joey Senat for a chat about open... Read More
An explanation of The Oklahoman’s ‘Full Access First’ stories on NewsOK
July 31, 2012
If you’ve visited NewsOK on a Sunday in the past month or so, you’ve probably seen a list of headlines that looks something like this:
That’s actually exactly what we had displayed in the middle column near the top of NewsOK.com on Sunday. It featured five stories from Sunday’s Oklahoman — five stories... Read More
nDepth piece on drive-in theaters draws reader interest on NewsOK
July 26, 2012
On Sunday, we released another installment of our nDepth – Stories of the Ages series.
It was written by Taylor Eldridge, one of The Oklahoman’s interns this summer, and he told the story like a veteran. He took readers back to their memories of hanging out at one of the many drive-in theaters in the... Read More
Don’t miss this NewsOK video about hunting hogs
July 24, 2012
My favorite NewsOK video comes from this weekend’s content.
The story? … Feral hogs provide formidable prey for Oklahoma hunters
The story was good. It really educated me on the problem the hogs create:
Feral hogs have become a problem for landowners because they tear up land and eat food intended for... Read More
Education on Kitty Wells begins with NewsOK headline
July 17, 2012
I learned something yesterday because of a simple headline on NewsOK.com.
1st female country superstar Kitty Wells dies
My first thought was … Who’s Kitty Wells?
My second thought was … For someone who knows a lot about country music and grew up in a house with a long bookcase of vinyl records from... Read More
Olympics coverage launches on NewsOK and NewsOK Mobile
July 10, 2012
We added another navigation item under the Sports section on the NewsOK Mobile site.
It’s the page we set up to help cover the Olympics, which begins on July 27.
The new page in the mobile navigation is easy to see, too, because we included a red “NEW” icon next to the new page (see the screen capture to... Read More
Photo Stream goes mobile on NewsOK
July 06, 2012
A couple of months ago, we launched the Photo Stream page on NewsOK.
We received a lot of good feedback for that page and our intent to display images from our photo database in a stream-of-consciousness mode.
From my blog in April:
The Photo Stream is a fun and alternative way to browse the content on... Read More
A nice word for Darnell from Spain
June 29, 2012
I was about to close down a week here at OPUBCO when I decided to scroll through Darnell Mayberry’s live chat from earlier today.
He started the chat at 11 a.m., answering question after question about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s draft choice and plans to sign the core unit of the team. More than an hour... Read More