NewsOK.tv — the first show of 2013
January 02, 2013
This one features editor Kelly Dyer Fry, so it’s definitely worth the time to watch (or listen to as you work at your desk).
Kelly talks about, among many other things, the big areas of coverage from The Oklahoman in 2012 and what to expect in 2013.
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Reaction to our change to Facebook commenting
December 28, 2012
I posted a few weeks ago about our switch to Facebook commenting on NewsOK.com articles.
Using Facebook commenting is not new to us. We’ve used it on select stories and pages for a couple of years. We used it when we launched the LOOKatOKC website. We used it when we launched the Oklahoman.com website. And we... Read More
The latest commercial for The Oklahoman
December 17, 2012
If you regularly watch the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball games on television, you’ve probably already seen this new commercial produced by the OPUBCO Studios and NewsOK.tv team.
This commercial emphasizes OPUBCO Communications Group’s priority in bringing the most complete coverage of the Oklahoma City... Read More
Digging up old stories in The Oklahoman’s Archives
December 12, 2012
I received an email the other day from a woman with a very simple question.
She was researching an historic event in her family history in the 1930s. …
“I know there was a lot of news coverage. How can I access this information?”
I knew how she could access it. And I knew who could help her the... Read More
NewsOK switching to Facebook commenting
December 10, 2012
Have you read the comments on our articles on NewsOK.com? Have you participated in the conversation? Plenty of users have. This year alone, more than 196,000 comments have been posted on NewsOK.
But far too often in far too many stories, the comments contain vitriolic, hateful and attacking language. Far too... Read More
Trip to the Round Barn in Arcadia wasn’t my first visit
October 30, 2012
I attended the wedding of an old friend on Sunday at the Round Barn in Arcadia.
I knew where it was. I knew how to get there. After all, I had been there before.
But I realized once I went up the steps and inside that I had actually never been inside the Round Barn. I hadn’t even been to the gift shop on the... Read More
NewsOK Sports shows its muscle with James Harden/OKC Thunder coverage
October 29, 2012
A snapshot of what we have on NewsOK.com this morning just emphasizes the depth of our daily coverage on a variety of topics.
We’ve got the East Coast storm covered, the breaking news on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the personhood initiative covered and deep investigative coverage of Oklahoma’s open... Read More
Commenting makes it to NewsOK Mobile
October 15, 2012
Our mobile site is awesome.
All readers of The Digital Desk know that. I’ve told them before — I even called the launch date for mobile “one of my favorite days as NewsOK’s Digital Managing Editor.”
And when I posted that on April 18, 2012, I also said that we were not finished:
Because of the way... Read More
Steve Lackmeyer goes live with hangout discussion
October 10, 2012
Another week. Another item scratched off the bucket list.
I browsed NewsOK.com Tuesday morning and saw that business development reporter and OKC Central blogger Steve Lackmeyer had written a story to help spread the word about the live video event he had schedule for the following day.
I was pleased that he... Read More
NewsOK uses gallery, Facebook wall to celebrate Switzer’s 75th
October 05, 2012
We have put together some amazing photos galleries through the years here on NewsOK. We produce dozens of galleries each week in the state’s greatest continuous display of photo journalism.
But my new favorite gallery of all time was published today in conjunction with Barry Switzer’s 75th birthday.... Read More
Making a difference in Peru … (and buying a cow, too)
October 04, 2012
Remember that time you went to a foreign country and purchased a cow to offer as a gift to a school?
Well, The Oklahoman’s editor remembers something like that. And it’s documented on NewsOK.com.
Kelly Dyer Fry’s cow... Read More
The first signs of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new season
October 03, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder season is here.
I know this because I’ve seen a lot more activity on Twitter from Darnell Mayberry. Plus, he walked through the newsroom a couple days ago decked out in a suit — and, frankly, that’s attire that’s generally not seen on sports journalists. A hush fell across... Read More
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.
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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