Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor

Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products.

He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department. He has focused on NewsOK and other digital products since 2000.

Top Stories

  • Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    When sharks started cropping up in the Cape Cod town of Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. But Chatham’s merchants and hoteliers embraced the sharks’ arrival. “When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and this was one of the great opportunities to do so,” said Shareen Davis, a commercial fisher, gallery owner and descendant of one of the original families that settled in Chatham in the 1600s.

  • Football to family, Hollywood to Hamas -- find it all on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    To me, summer ends the day of the Big 12 Media Days. It’s about traffic patterns. Everything slows down just a bit during the summer. When school starts, it all picks up. In the world of digital news, the school routine coincides with the community chatter turning to football. And that happens with Big 12 […]

  • NewsOK's next Instameet is set for July 27

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Let’s meet again. The Oklahoman‘s director of photography Doug Hoke will join other staff members at the Devon Boathouse on July 27 for an Instameet with the growing Instagram community. We’ve done this before. We met in the Paseo District last October, sparking web editor Tiffany Gibson to file this report on this blog: Through […]

  • Parade Magazine now available to Print Replica subscribers

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Parade Magazine appears in The Oklahoman every week. It’s packaged nicely in the Sunday paper that — if you’re like me — you bring in from the driveway Sunday mornings. In this space, I don’t usually describe retrieving the newspaper from the driveway. I usually write about how The Oklahoman or NewsOK is connecting with […]

  • Get your photos and videos on NewsOK Now!

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    If you have something to share with Oklahomans around the world, use NewsOK Now. It’s new and it’s an app in the iTunes store that allows users to snap a photo or take a quick video clip and upload it to our editors. If the photo is published on, we’ll send you a message […]

  • You choose Tuesday: your vote and how to follow the results on The Oklahoman and NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Tuesday is a big night for Oklahoma. And that means it’s a big night for and The Oklahoman. Oklahoma voters will make important decisions about new leadership in open positions in Washington, D.C., at the state Capitol and in many other key positions throughout the state. NewsOK will have live coverage on Tuesday night. […]

  • NewsOK Mobile has a new look

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    We don’t like to use the word ‘redesign.’ It has a negative connotation to us at the OPUBCO offices. It sounds like a huge project. Long hours. Sleepless nights. Major overhaul. It’s usually very complicated, time-consuming and costly. So when we said we wanted to improve the already high-quality NewsOK Mobile website, we made sure […]

  • Share your black-and-white image; get published in The Oklahoman

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    I’m an Instagram user now. I wrote about how I would start using that account more in weeks to come, and I have. I like it. It’s really easy to use, and it helps make my photos look better than they really are. I just need to decide how I use my Instagram account to […]

  • The Oklahoman online: Any way you want it

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    I spoke with a subscriber to The Oklahoman last week. He had a request for a specific piece of content on the platform where he gets the daily editions of The Oklahoman. He likes the stories. But he also wants to see the baseball boxscores and standings every day. Those conversations usually begin by me […]

  • Feedback from readers greater than every award

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Last Sunday, we published a piece in The Oklahoman titled, “Deadly Force.” It was researched and written by Juliana Keeping, and it detailed the police shootings in Oklahoma City over the past 10 years. We also built a special presentation on NewsOK, including an interactive graphic with police reports on all the shootings.

  • NewsOK's Thunder page takes you to the game

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Our state is still in the middle of Thunder-mania. It might only last through this week. It might last another month or more. But right now, we’re in the middle of it. And the NewsOK Thunder coverage page has everything fans need to stay updated.

  • NewsOK growing gram by (Insta)gram

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    I’m on Instagram. Admittedly, I don’t use that social media platform nearly as much as Facebook or Twitter, but I’m there. And I’m about to commit to more activity. Why? Well, that’s where some of my NewsOK web editors are. And if that’s where they are, that’s where many wise young professionals are.

  • Try The Oklahoman's Print Replica edition this weekend

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    If you have not tried The Oklahoman’s Print Replica product, this weekend is the time to give it a shot. We have some scheduled maintenance planned for Sunday morning. That means that some of the features on NewsOK and will not be available for a few hours.

  • Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news and events in the daily sections. But some of you out there find even greater value in the inserts and other advertisements that are packaged in the printed newspaper each day – especially on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Follow the 'Addicted Oklahoma' series on your computers and phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Last Sunday, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Watch unveiled a project that some of its best investigative reporters and storytellers had been working on for months. The Addicted Oklahoma series began with the first installment — “Problem Prescribers Help Fuel Deadly Epidemic” — focusing on how addiction can take hold in people’s lives and ways they can gain access to these controlled drugs.

  • Photos just a swipe away with new galleries on NewsOK Mobile

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    This week, the thousands of photos on NewsOK just got a little easier to hold in your hand. We launch something new on NewsOK every week. Sometimes, it’s two or three new features. That was the case last week, as well.

  • Become a contributor on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    We have a lot of articles on NewsOK about a lot of topics. Hundreds cycle through our home page every day. They come from our writers and editors. They come from AP and other services. They come from blogs and around the web.

  • Was that an earthquake? NewsOK will tell you

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Did you feel that? Was it the wind rattling the windows? Did one of the kids slam a door? Wait. That was an earthquake. Maybe. How do you know? Some go straight to Twitter or Facebook to confirm. Others go the U.S.

  • Check your email -- there's news there

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    I live on email. I don’t think I’m alone. I write often about how NewsOK and The Oklahoman have great websites, mobile sites and applications tailored for users of each product. I write about how we’re on social media; how following NewsOK and The Oklahoman on Facebook and Twitter will often give you the key highlights about the news of the day.

  • Meet the No. 1 reader for The Oklahoman and NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    She reads The Oklahoman every day. Every day. Never misses a day. When I visit, it’s there on the coffee table. Every time. And it’s not neatly stacked; the sections are pulled out and often wrinkled with usage. She actually can’t imagine life without the newspaper.

Alan Herzberger Thu, Jul. 17 2014 11:05:16 AM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: RT @NewsOK: Follow live updates on the Malaysian airliner that was reportedly shot down over Ukraine LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, Jul. 15 2014 09:20:27 PM CST @joewertz @NewsOK There is no planned outcome, other than to gain more understanding. You vote is certainly registered.
Alan Herzberger Fri, Jun. 20 2014 11:30:38 AM CST @stevelackmeyer @Tiffanyg89 @NewsOK I clicked. I saw. I answered. -- LINK
Alan Herzberger Mon, Jun. 16 2014 12:18:06 PM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: Who says younger generations don't read "print" newspapers? ;) LINK #MyOklahoma
Alan Herzberger Fri, Jun. 06 2014 11:50:53 AM CST Nuggets from Game 1 of the NBA Finals -- LINK
Alan Herzberger Thu, Jun. 05 2014 10:23:16 AM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: I love when #MyOklahoma photos can make an impact in someone's life this way. :) LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, May. 20 2014 09:52:16 AM CST RT @_davemorris: Live stream of today's Moore Tornado Remembrance Ceremony can be seen here: LINK @newsok
Alan Herzberger Wed, May. 14 2014 09:40:48 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: You should pick up our commemorative Kevin Durant MVP section in @TheOklahoman today. Here's the cover: LINK
Alan Herzberger Sat, May. 10 2014 08:41:39 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: OKC Energy FC considers where to build soccer stadium in Oklahoma City LINK
Alan Herzberger Fri, May. 09 2014 01:15:24 PM CST RT @jaclyncosgrove: Hi Internet: Many of you guys are smart and interesting. Have you checked out the @NewsOK contributor network? LINK
Alan Herzberger Mon, May. 05 2014 09:59:29 AM CST RT @_davemorris: Unreal, crazy, sad footage by @theoklahoman's Nate Billings of Logan County wildfire LINK
Alan Herzberger Fri, May. 02 2014 01:40:36 PM CST The must-read of the day from @BerryTramel -- LINK
Alan Herzberger Fri, May. 02 2014 12:54:48 PM CST RT @MamaDurant: On behalf of Kevin, our family, and the many fans that were offended by yesterday's headline, I extend forgiveness to the O…
Alan Herzberger Fri, May. 02 2014 09:01:23 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: This dude @BerryTramel is a true pro. Answering 200+ angry and misguided emails/calls all day. Gracious at all times, i…
Alan Herzberger Tue, Apr. 29 2014 09:01:31 PM CST Inmate dies after botched execution; second execution stayed LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, Apr. 29 2014 02:01:45 PM CST RT @studioLonline: Exciting News! I have joined the ranks as an @NewsOK Contributor! For more info and links, check out LINK
Alan Herzberger Fri, Apr. 04 2014 11:46:03 AM CST @_davemorris @kelfry nice. and they all work, thankfully.
Alan Herzberger Fri, Apr. 04 2014 11:35:39 AM CST Showtime for @kelfry at #paulmillerosu LINK
Alan Herzberger Fri, Apr. 04 2014 11:24:44 AM CST @kelfry #paulmillerosu for questions today
Alan Herzberger Fri, Apr. 04 2014 10:28:25 AM CST About to hear @kelfry speak today at OSU's Paul Miller Lecture Series. LINK