You won't want to miss your Oklahoman this week.
You'll notice the difference right away.
I'll go ahead and let you in on the secret. It's all about color. In fact, it's about color on most every page of the paper.
We may be more than 100 years old, but we don't want to look old and gray. We believe more color will add a little energy to our pages.
I hope you have noticed a difference in our style over the last several weeks. We know you are inundated with news throughout your day, so we are working hard to bring you new perspectives each morning. We want to focus on what matters to you, your family, your job and your community.
We are focusing on stories that have an impact. We want to bring you articles that help you understand, help you make sense of the world around you, and help bring you closer to the scene.
Last Sunday's story, “The Hallway,” by Phil O'Connor, Carrie Coppernoll and Bill Crum, placed you by the sides of students and teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary. Juliana Keeping's story a few weeks ago placed you by her side as she learned of her baby boy's challenging illness.
On Mother's Day, Jenni Carlson brought you the story of Vicki Behenna, the proud Edmond mother who continues to fight for her son Michael's freedom.
We want to bring you stories with heart, stories with soul.
We've opened up our front page presentation and converted our nation and world news to digestible briefs. Our headlines are edgier and you will start seeing more informational graphics and charts. We've also expanded our investigative and energy coverage.
Starting tomorrow, we will add new themes to our Life sections. You also will find more community news from around the metro.
Monday will be titled “Your Life.” It will focus on tech news, general features and news that impacts your daily life.
Tuesday will feature “Healthy Life.” This will take a look at how we take care of ourselves — everything from fitness trends to coping with stress to the latest in health updates. When the latest studies on coffee drinking change from good to bad, back to good again, we'll keep you current.
Wednesday will continue its focus on food in “Life & Food.” You can keep up with the foodies by following The Food Dude as he continues coverage of OKC's ever-growing restaurant scene. And of course, new recipes to bring to your dinner table.
Thursday's Mood section will now be called “Life & Style.” We won't let you get behind on fashion trends.
Friday's “Weekend Life” will not change its focus, but all the extra color will make the celebrity photos sing.
Carla Hinton will continue to bring you stories on faith, churches and spirituality in Saturday's section — “Spiritual Life.”
As always, I love hearing from readers. Let me know what you like and what you don't.
Thank you for sharing part of your day with us.