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
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.
The month of April is the month of Outlook for The Oklahoman.
Every Sunday this April, there is a special section in the newspaper that tells the story of our time. It’s a snapshot of where we are – how we live, our education, our health and our economy.
Last Sunday was April 3, and our subscribers received the first section. It was ‘The Way We Live.”
The stories are also available on The Oklahoman’s digital products.
Subscribers who like the Print Replica products can see all the pages of the special section and flip through them like they are reading a printed paper. They can do that on the Print Replica on their computer, on their phone or on our iPad app.
The day changes every year, but it happens at about this time.
It’s the first day every year when I’m truly “weather aware.”
This year, it was this past Wednesday. That’s the day that the National Weather Service made it clear that everyone in central Oklahoma should keep an eye on the updates and be aware of the potential for severe weather.
I knew it. I see the news in our community. The Oklahoman had the forecast. NewsOK had its daily story online every morning. I see social media.
The NewsOK web editors and The Oklahoman’s newsroom were prepared. There was an active article with live updates from meteorologists and experts throughout our community. There was also an