• Share your fall foliage photos with us!

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    The holidays are right around the corner, the cold is creeping in and the leaves are changing, so let's see some fall foliage photos before it's too late. Tag your photos with #OKFallFoliage on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter through Nov. 25 for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Bedford Camera & Video. We're giving away five to our top winners. And, we'll even run some of the photos in The Oklahoman and feature them in a gallery on NewsOK.com.

  • ‘Read It Later’ feature makes NewsOK app even better

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Nov 20, 2015

    NewsOK’s iPhone app was upgraded this week. Now we’ll help you go from browsing to saving. And in the coming weeks and months, we will continue to enhance the experience for what we deliver to our audience on the mobile device. This latest upgrade just another feature that we know the mobile readers need. We’re starting with the sports fans. Go to the sports page on the NewsOK mobile app. For a few months now, we have presented the latest stories from our sports coverage team in a stream. There’s the top story, then there’s a continuous stream of the rest of the content. That means that when you come to NewsOK sports page on your mobile device, you are guaranteed to

  • The Oklahoman's Print Replica now offers even more for subscribers

    Alan herzberger | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Subscribers are lucky. The Oklahoman wraps up a day’s worth or news, information and advertising and delivers it to subscribers’ homes every day. At a speaking engagement of mine recently, one woman put it this way: “It’s like a present that’s wrapped up in my front yard every morning. You never know what’s going to be in there.” She looks forward to that delivery. It brightens her day and informs her. That was a great speaking engagement. Unfortunately for me that evening, I was there to tell a group of subscribers all the possible ways those customers could access and get bonus content through their digital accounts. But they kept talking about how much they

  • #LICKatOKC: Share your pet photos with us!

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    It's that time of year again. You know, the one filled with sad puppy dog eyes, cats in sinks and costumes and all around cuteness. It’s time for another #LICKatOKC issue! Use the tag to submit your photos on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter from now until Nov. 4. We’ll select our favorites and reach out to the photographers to collect some information about their pets before the issue comes out on Nov. 18. You can also submit photos at http://NewsOK.com/Now/Submit or through the NewsOK Now app.  Ready? Set.

  • Share your Halloween costumes, decorations

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Two days until Halloween! So, let's see those costumes you've spent months researching, stitching, decorating, altering, spookifying, etc.  Submit your photos at http://NewsOK.com/Now/Submit or through the "NewsOK Now" app. We'll feature them in a gallery on the site.

  • Oklahoman.com delivers stats and standings to its digital subscribers

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    I grew up reading the newspaper every day. Like many, my newspaper fascination started with the sports page. That’s how I kept up with the world of sports in the Tulsa area. I looked forward to the newspaper every day. I thought that would be a pretty cool thing to do for a living. I was like most sports fans. The columns and game stories were good, but I really spent the most time on the pages full of stats – what we call the agate page.   The pages look something like this. Sports fans like statistics. They like to look through boxscores after an important game. They like to study the averages and rankings. And they’ll always stare at the standings. The Oklahoman’s

  • Oklahoma storytellers share spooky Halloween tales

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Halloween is almost upon us, and you might have noticed we've been celebrating all month by releasing 'Spooky Stories' podcasts on our Soundcloud account.  If you missed them, don't fret. You can listen to all four episodes below. All of the tales are told by storytellers with the Territory Tellers of Oklahoma. Ep. 1 - 'The Lost Church' Our first story comes from Marilyn Hudson about her experience at a haunted Oklahoma location deemed "The Lost Church." Ep. 2 - 'The Man-Eating Giant' Our second story comes from Kyle Dahlem about a warrior's quest to kill a man-eating giant. Ep. 3 - 'The Blackthorn Walking Stick' Our third story is an Irish folktale told by Rosie

  • It was an award-winning week for The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Oct 23, 2015

    Monday morning was nice. It started with a trophy. Dave Morris strolled into the office with a surprise from his visit to Palo Alto, Calif. The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com was honored with the Best Mobile Platform award at the joint APME/ASNE conference over the weekend. It’s a joint conference between the Associated Press Media Editors and the American Society of News Editors.   Dave was at the conference along with editor Kelly Dyer Fry to present to colleagues from around the country for the prestigious Innovator of the Year Award from the APME. You see, it was already a good Monday. The Oklahoman happens to be the only three-time finalist for the Innovator of the Year Award. We know a little bit

  • Halloween home haunts sought

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: Fri, Oct 23, 2015

    Do you turn your home into a haunted house just for trick-or-treaters? Is your Halloween decked-out abode the best on the block? The Oklahoman wants you!  We are seeking two distinct things at this moment for potential Halloween stories and photo galleries: 1.  We are looking for those in Oklahoma City or near the metro who create a haunted house at home for trick-or-treaters for Halloween. Please provide a photo. 2. We are looking for people in Oklahoma City or anywhere in the state with awesome Halloween decorations visible from the outside. Please provide a photo. To submit your haunted house or awesome Halloween decorations, follow these instructions:  1.

  • Making it easy to stay informed and connected to Oklahoma's workforce issues

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    I spent about 45 minutes of my morning commute on Wednesday with business writers Brianna Bailey and Steve Lackmeyer and about 100 other interested members of our community. It was 8 a.m., and I sat at the bus stop with my third-grader – the same way I spend every school morning. As we waited, I pulled up NewsOK.com on my mobile device. I saw that we were about to start live streaming a panel discussion on the issue of developing and maintaining a skilled work force in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman had been digging into the topic since the Sunday newspaper. Brianna was the lead reporter on the series. Steve filled in gaps with additional analysis, columns and sidebars. It was a three-day series that

  • You're going to like this photo

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    When 4-year-old Noah Williams was lifted up to shake hands with Oklahoma state trooper Phillip Ellyson, The Oklahoman's photographer snapped this heart-warming photo. Ellyson and little Noah were attending the "Back the Blue" rally Monday at the state Capitol. Noah, dressed in a blue police uniform with shiny brass buttons, police patches and a black tie, was at the rally with his dad, Barry Williams.  The Oklahoman's photographer Steve Gooch was at the event taking photos of law enforcement and those attending in support of the officers.  This image seemed to capture the message of law enforcement appreciation.

  • Print Replica version of The Oklahoman now available on mobile phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    If you’re a subscriber to The Oklahoman, there are many reasons to connect your account to our digital full access. I’ve talked in this space about our app edition that’s available for daily download. We have lots of users in this space that download the edition each day and swipe through the day’s news. I’ve talked in this space about The Oklahoman Radio app, where you can listen to the news as you drive into the office each day. I’ve used it. I’ve listened and learned. I’ve talked in this space about The Oklahoman’s archives. Actually, I wrote about that just two weeks ago. I’ve also mentioned The Oklahoman’s Print Replica product many times.

  • Red River Rivalry: Coverage throughout the years

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    How has the Red River Showdown evolved throughout the years? With less than a week away from this year's OU-Texas matchup, we look back at some of the highlights and coverage from 2007-2013. Berry Tramel talks about the infamous Red River Showdown in Dallas. (Video published on Oct. 3, 2007) Berry Tramel, Jake Trotter and David Ubben look forward to the Red River Rilvalry game. (Video published on Oct. 16, 2009) OU's coach meets with the media and looks back at the 16-13 loss to Texas in 2009, as well as Sam Bradford's shoulder injury. (Video published on Oct.

  • NewsOK readers click through a lot of Trump and OU football for a big September

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    It wasn't a record. But it was a good month.  We track our traffic closely here. For NewsOK, we look at our visitors, their sessions and, of course, page views.  We push our stories on social media and on the NewsOK home page in an effort to deliver a wide variety of content that is easy to access. The variety? That's all the reporting within our community from The Oklahoman's newsroom that nobody else covers, plus fun blog posts, interesting lists, featured stories from other news sources and posts that share the story behind the story.  We track what's doing well on NewsOK.com. That gives us an idea of the types of stories that will drive a larger audience.

  • #ThrowbackThursday: When Kennedy came to cut the ribbon

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    In October 1961, President John F. Kennedy came to Oklahoma to cut a simple ribbon, and nearly 25,000 Oklahomans turned out to see it. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was to officially open a scenic route along State Highway 103 in the Kiamichi Mountains.  Among the dignitaries attending the event in Big Cedar were Gov. James Howard Edmondson, Sen. Robert S. Kerr, Sen. Mike Monroney and Rep. Carl Albert.    Laughter rippled throughout the crowd when Albert had to remind the group that they were all there for the ribbon-cutting, a task that seemed momentarily forgotten.

  • Need a new person to follow? Twitter posts showcase our history

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Don Mecoy is the business editor at The Oklahoman. As the years go by, it's becoming more and more rare to find co-workers that have called The Oklahoman home for as long as I have. But those who can -- they're an all-star cast for sure. Don fits that category.  -- When you get an NewsOK app alert from some news that Steve Lackmeyer broke, you should know that Don took the call about the news, polished the lead and wrote the headline. -- When you read about the newest retail trends from Brianna Bailey in The Oklahoman on Sunday, you should know that Don is the one who brainstormed the topics before the writing began.

  • Heads up! Wednesday is the first day of fall

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Wednesday is the first day of fall.  Autumn. Autumnal Equinox. Fall. Whatever you call it, you know that cooler temperatures are near, and leaves will soon change from green to multi-colored hues of red, orange and yellow. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, fall begins "when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south." During this time, day and night have about the same hours. Gone are the long days when you can cram more activities into your daylight time. Fall evokes thoughts of walks through woods, pumpkins, hot chocolate, crisp air, warm jackets. And leaves, and more leaves.

  • 10 things you didn't know about Donald Trump

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will grace us with his presence Friday when he visits the State Fair of Oklahoma. No one knows for sure what The Donald plans on riding at the fair, or what food he plans on chowing down on. But what is certain is he'll speak to Oklahomans about his plan for America should he get elected. Before he arrives, you should get to know Trump a little bit more. Here are 10 things you might not have known about Donald Trump. No.

  • #OkiesAroundTheWorld: Share your summer travel photos with us!

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Sep 21, 2015

    A photo posted by NewsOK (@news_ok) on Sep 9, 2015 at 11:28am PDT // Did you travel this summer? Visit another state or country? If so, use the tag #OkiesAroundTheWorld to share your photos with us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We'll feature some in The Oklahoman on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the last official day of summer.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 6; Sept. 21, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    It's good to know things.   And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five?   This week we explore how Steve Wozniak spent a night in jail, George Lucas' bad ideas, the strength of Legos, what Kanye's name means and the Wolf of Wall Street's restitution payout (or, lack thereof). Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! No. 5 - What did you expect? If you're like me, you love "The Wolf of Wall Street.