Changes are planned for The Oklahoman

Changes, including more color and new themes, are planned for The Oklahoman.
BY KELLY DYER FRY kfry@opubco.com Published: June 30, 2013
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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.