• NewsOK app and mobile website just got an upgrade

    NewsOK app and mobile website just got an upgrade

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    There’s more content to choose from. There’s an easier navigation to scroll through. There’s better design, prettier colors and fun side-swiping interaction. And bookmarks, too. The new NewsOK app and mobile website is here. It's available in the iTunes store, the Google Play store and on your mobile browser. You will want to save it on your home screen.   I think back to when we first launched a solid mobile interface in 2009 and all the positive feedback we received for that site. It was good, but it became outdated fast. Heck, I was celebrating how that site looked on my Blackberry. Yes, my Blackberry.

  • Hunting Holtzclaw series available exclusively for The Oklahoman’s subscribers

    Hunting Holtzclaw series available exclusively...

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    For the last couple weeks, The Oklahoman and NewsOK Facebook and Twitter pages have been posting promotions for this week’s series. It’s called “Hunting Holtzclaw.” [brightcove]4773213973001[/brightcove] Adam Kemp is the reporter on the series. Todd Pendleton did the artist renderings. There were months of interviews, weeks of editing and follow-up interviews. The designs are complete. The finishing touches are, well … finished. Now, The Oklahoman’s subscribers can read the long-form enterprising narrative about the Oklahoma City Police Department’s investigation of one of their own.

  • The Oklahoman’s digital journalists honored for web coverage

    The Oklahoman’s digital journalists honored for...

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    It is award season for our journalists. The Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists had its annual awards ceremony on April 30, and The Oklahoman was honored for a lot of its work in the past year. There were awards for reporting, headline writing, page design, web design, feature writing and reviews. The list is long, so I won’t list them all here. What’s fun is to read the comments from the judges. For Adam Kemp’s coverage of the racist chant from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, a judge said: “Excellent macro- and micro-coverage; good follow-up.

  • Live interaction with our readers; It happens every day in The Oklahoman’s newsroom

    Live interaction with our readers; It happens...

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

     I was watching Jenni Carlson’s live chat on Thursday. Jenni is a longtime sports columnist and writer at The Oklahoman. I saw the live chat promoted at the top of NewsOK.com. So I opened the chat and kept an eye on her answers as I continued my normal work. It’s cool. Really, I was still working. I have multiple active screens. Yeah, I’m one of those guys. Jenni was interacting with our readers. Most of the questions were about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s upcoming games against San Antonio. When she was finished chatting after about 45 minutes, she told her readers that she had to run to her next assignment. But she wanted everyone to be ready for sports editor Mike Sherman's chat the

  • Follow the world's best Thunder coverage in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK

    Follow the world\'s best Thunder coverage in The...

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    I’m like the rest of us. I have Thunder fever. It’s playoff time, so Oklahoma City is buzzing with playoff excitement. It’s the topic of roughly 72 percent of all small talk that happens near elevators, water coolers and coffee pots. (That stat is a mere estimate based on my own experiences; It is definitely not a statistic based on any valid research.) The Oklahoman’s staff is also buzzing. It is in full playoff coverage mode. We’re already more than halfway through the first series, and from what I’ve seen on my living room couch, the reporters and editors are in prime form. I’ve seen the reporters’ live analysis in our live coverage.