Yvette Walker
Night News and Presentation Director

Yvette Walker is Director of Presentation and Custom Publishing at The Oklahoman. She supervises the look and feel of the paper, as well as coordinates content in several special sections and niche publications. Previously, she managed online content and presentation for NewsOK.com, the paper’s Web site, and was instrumental in bringing newsroom blogs onto NewsOK. Before coming to The Oklahoman, Walker was News Editor at The Kansas City Star. At The Star, Walker had been Readers’ Representative, or ombudsman, and met with readers and regularly responded to concerns through a column in The Star and online. She helped launch newsroom content on kansascity.com. Walker has a Master’s degree in media management from the University of Missouri.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She has completed several journalism fellowships and seminars, and is a member of the Online News Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.

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  • Journalist lauds work of city's Payne Center

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    The Payne Education Center, which teaches dyslexic individuals to read, celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night with a dinner headlined by Byron Pitts, ABC News chief national correspondent. Pitts told the audience at the Skirvin Hotel that education, and the work that Payne does, is close to his heart. He did not learn to read until he was 12, was labeled mentally retarded by experts and stuttered until he was 20. He thanked the teachers in the room, saying they do “God’s work.” Pitts, author of his autobiography, “Step Out on Nothing,” told his life story about a young man from East Baltimore, who was helped, by chance, by teachers who cared. “I am convinced that education is the secret




ywalker Tue, Apr. 15 2014 12:37:39 PM CST Next week is @UCOPressFreedom week at the #UniversityofCentralOklahoma. My students have created a web page, posters and a video (tk soon)!
ywalker Mon, Apr. 14 2014 08:43:52 PM CST RT @_GRRM_: You're welcome.
ywalker Mon, Apr. 14 2014 08:42:21 PM CST RT @RevDaniel: Dear Jesus, I know you said “Love your enemies” but to be fair, you never actually met Joffrey Barantheon. #GameofThrones
ywalker Fri, Apr. 11 2014 03:30:11 PM CST Reporters Speak Out On Journalist Attacks - LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 11 2014 10:30:04 AM CST Discovery Wants Your Dog To Watch More TV - LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 11 2014 10:30:03 AM CST A New Code: SPJ Struggles to Define Rules of Online Journalism - LINK
ywalker Wed, Apr. 09 2014 12:15:07 PM CST LINK Interesting read!
ywalker Wed, Apr. 09 2014 09:30:13 AM CST #ISOJ Highlights: Drones, Wearables, Ethics and Startups - LINK
ywalker Wed, Apr. 09 2014 09:30:13 AM CST These poor animals are in torture. But it is kind of funny. Lend Me Your Ears! - Animals Ready For Easter - LINK
ywalker Wed, Apr. 09 2014 09:30:13 AM CST Daring Greatly: Unlock Your Creativity w Brene Brown [#cjLIVE Wed April 9, 2014] - LINK
ywalker Tue, Apr. 08 2014 09:39:46 PM CST PRESS FREEDOM: Venezuelan students post nude photos in protest - Venezuelan students are protesting against... LINK
ywalker Tue, Apr. 08 2014 02:27:16 PM CST @UCOPressFreedom you're doing a great job. Everyone, I'm declaring an FT (Follow Tuesday)!
ywalker Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:16:42 PM CST The most trafficked creature you've never heard of - CNN’s John Sutter goes undercover in Southeast Asia to... LINK
ywalker Tue, Apr. 08 2014 10:15:02 AM CST Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there - LINK
ywalker Tue, Apr. 08 2014 12:55:15 AM CST Pig rescues baby goat -- what do you see? - Pig saves goat who’s foot was stuck underwater at petting zoo.... LINK
ywalker Mon, Apr. 07 2014 07:25:41 PM CST Can you stomach this photo? Some people can't. LINK
ywalker Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:58:33 AM CST Social Media Editors in the Newsroom - Ever wonder what the job is REALLY like? LINK
ywalker Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:57:06 AM CST Citizen Journalism | Mediashift | PBS - Citizen journalists run into their own problems. Here’s a... LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 04 2014 05:31:00 PM CST AP photographer killed, reporter wounded - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police commander opened fire... LINK
ywalker Fri, Apr. 04 2014 01:45:08 PM CST 10 Surprising Ways to Transform Your Creative Thinking - LINK