Live coverage articles
Speaking of Anthony and our sports coverage, I invite you to see our live coverage of Thunder games. See our live analysis inside a NewsOK article (usually reported through Twitter posts) from reporters at the game which allows you to see immediate professional analysis.
Here’s the recap from Game 1.
Sometimes, we even pull in analysis from reporters from other markets. In the current example, you can see updates from Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle alongside Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater, John Rohde, Mike Sherman and others. You can also see a live box score or participate in a live chat if you want your voice to be heard.
Our live game coverage is really pretty cool. If you have a laptop, an iPad or a smart phone near you as you sit in your recliner and watch the Thunder, you really need to log onto NewsOK.com or NewsOK Sports. It’s a great way to entertain yourself during the timeouts and between the fouls.
Norman Music Festival
Speaking of live coverage articles … George Lang and his music posse (that’s the name of George’s make-believe band, I think) are covering the Norman Music Festival this weekend using the same live coverage techniques. It started on Thursday night and will continue through the weekend.
There’s really no better way to follow an event that you are not able to attend. The article is full of pictures, updates, videos, etc. Keep an eye on this coverage today and Saturday. It will be available on NewsOK’s home page and on NewsOK Mobile.
This week was full of 1913. It started on Sunday when Matt Patterson’s nDepth – Stories of the Ages piece about the Century Chest was unveiled on NewsOK. The chest has been in the basement at the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City for more than 100 years, when it was called the First English Lutheran Church.
The nDepth piece whet our users’ appetites. Then came Monday, when the chest was opened:
As the patent leather shoes were removed from their box at the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City on Monday, members of the assembled crowd let out a collective gasp.
That story was our most-viewed story of the week. And the gallery and video told the story almost as well as the words.
The gallery ….
And the video …
On Saturday night, the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists had its annual awards banquet. NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman ended the night with 16 first-place awards and 41 total honors.
Said editor Kelly Fry:
Being honored by SPJ validates the hard work I see being done by the men and women at The Oklahoman.
The biggest honors came in the categories of best news website (that’s NewsOK) and best newspaper (that’s The Oklahoman). Both placed first.
But a bunch of reporter and editors took home honors in a bunch of categories. Really, the only way to properly honor each individual is to see the story we ran over the weekend.
Congratulations to the hard-working reporters and editors.
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