• The interns and the veteran journalist: What they learned at lunch

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 10 hr ago

    School’s out. That means one important thing for managers in The Oklahoman’s newsroom. Interns are here. We love it when the interns are here. They bring energy. They bring ideas, and on their first day of orientation, there’s often a free lunch. This year, the interns lucked out. There was lunch, sure, but The Oklahoman’s […]

  • Don't miss any breaking news: download the NewsOK app

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Two weeks ago, NewsOK launched an app for Android devices. Last week, NewsOK added an upgrade to its app for iOS devices. And this week, we are asking NewsOK users to download the app. There’s a good reason for it. The new app (Android) and the upgraded app (iOS) will deliver notifications for breaking news. […]

  • 10 inspiring stories that will make you smile

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    With all of the troubles and worries in the world today, it's nice to read about spontaneous acts of kindness people do for one another. Here are 10 of those stories that are sure to make you smile. [pagebreak] No. 10 Read the complete story here. [pagebreak] No.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' names if they were born today

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    You might've seen some social media chatter sharing this link that allows you to see what your name would be if you were born in 2015 (the link also describes how the algorithm was put together). I checked it out and learned that: lol @ Elmer. Here are what the names of 10 famous Okies would be if they were born today (most of them natives, one of them honorary). [pagebreak] No. 10 - Troyal Garth Brooks Well, that didn't go so well. Let's try...

  • Video games go live on the Big Screen for some Friday fun

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    It was a fun Friday at The Oklahoman offices at 100 W. Main. We fulfilled a goal that we’ve had since we moved into our downtown office space earlier this year. We played video games live on the Big Screen.     It was a tournament. We had nine guests play in the tournament, and […]

  • 'Game of Thrones': Who's on your Small Council?

    Matt Carney | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Hi guys, Matt here again. You may remember me from That Time I Re-Watched All of X-Files and Produced Content Out of My Experiences. Well, I’ve gone and done it again — this time with HBO’s epic fantasy hit Game of Thrones. Gonna go ahead and warn you up front though, if you haven’t spent […]

  • #SharkPunch2015: Florida man clocks shark in the face after being bit

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    What would you do if you were swimming in the ocean and realized a shark had latched itself onto your leg? If you were as badass as college student Josh Green, you’d just punch it square in the face. The University of Central Florida said he was swimming at Cocoa Beach when he felt something […]

  • From the judge's mouth: You are a lucky reader of The Oklahoman/NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    It’s been a busy year around here. We moved offices. We’re downtown, if you haven’t heard. We lit up a Big Screen at Robinson and Sheridan. We participated in a nice proposal. We covered some big news, gaining big audience and readership for our coverage of the SAE racist video controversy in March, our Oklahoma […]

  • 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Whether they’re great or pisspoor at parenting, here are 10 of the most memorable movie moms ever.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans' ages and genders guessed by How-Old.net

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Let’s see how accurate the Microsoft-created website is!

  • NewsOK's enhanced Travel page takes you to more places

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    We added a new page to our navigation for the NewsOK Mobile website a few weeks ago. Click on the navigation icon in the top right, and it’s clearly there marked with a ‘new’ icon.     It’s called travel. You’re probably thinking that it’s not new for us to cover travel with a special […]

  • 2 Oklahoma cities where it's best to start a business

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Internet high-five coming your way, Tulsa, because you’re one of the best cities to start a business in!

  • Available on all Oklahoman/NewsOK platforms: Creativity in Oklahoma 2015

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    You probably noticed your newspaper today is heavier than last Sunday’s newspaper. So heat up an extra cup of coffee. It’s going to take a bit longer to dig in to all the content that’s available in Outlook 2015. There are five sections in this annual special edition, but all of it is centered on […]

  • Worst to best: Every Marvel Studios movie ranked

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We're taking a look at the best and worst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer.

  • 5 life lessons movies taught me: The Karate Kid

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of life lessons. This week’s movie is “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, make one of cinema’s great duos. Akin to Luke Skywalker and Yoda, LaRusso is a young guy struggling with enemies in unfamiliar surroundings and Miyagi is the wise, patient teacher helping Daniel-san find his place. What transpires is a memorable coming-of-age tale that conveys some of life’s greatest — and hardest — lessons. Here are 5 life lessons “The Karate Kid” taught me.

  • Resilience: Interactive OKC bombing timeline helps tell the story

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and we here at The Oklahoman and NewsOK have been working on compiling the best stories we could tell for the 20th year of remembrance. We decided to focus on the idea of resilience, which is the capacity to overcome. It’s the running theme […]

  • Hilarious: Matthew McConaughey reacts to 'Star Wars' teaser trailer

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Watch the hilarious reaction Matthew McConaughey had to the new "Star Wars" teaser trailer

  • New social gallery yet another way to tell the story

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    We launched a new form of galleries on NewsOK.com this month. It’s like our photo galleries, but it has much more than static images. It’s a social gallery, allowing us to gather posts from around the web about a topic and embed them into a gallery that makes it easy to slide through. The social […]

  • Watch the new 'Star Wars' trailer right here, right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Just watch the dang thing.

  • 5 Oklahoma urban legends you should know about

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma creeps me out sometimes, ya know? I guess that can be said about anywhere, especially those that are rich with mysterious histories and urban legends.