Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor

Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products.

He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department. He has focused on NewsOK and other digital products since 2000.

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  • Help The Oklahoman name the narrators

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    We’re awaiting a new arrival in the coming weeks. There will be two new voices on our team, and they will be working for you. We need to name them, and we want you to help. The Oklahoman is preparing to launch a mobile application that would allow you to listen to stories from our […]

  • Entertaining moments on NewsOK welcomed in a week of serious news

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It’s been a serious couple of weeks. NewsOK.com has had updates every day — many times per day — on the unrest in Ferguson. And the site has had the gruesome updates of journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State extremists. And it has had local stories on teacher shortages, high teen birth rates and […]

  • Email newsletters: A great way to find what’s new on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Years ago, we were very proud about launching our new feature on NewsOK.com. Here I am, writing about it — 13 years later. And it’s still perhaps the best way to get our content delivered to you digitally every day. I’m talking about email newsletters.   We have more than a dozen of them — […]

  • NewsOK Contributors ready to be the next big thing

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Contributors are the next big thing for NewsOK. As we’ve expanded in recent years, there’s always something that trends on NewsOK, making up the bulk of traffic growth. If you look at it historically, you can see the trends clearly. I’ve been here awhile, so I can point out a few.  There was the blogging […]

  • The Oklahoman's Facebook account is full of facts and fun

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s Facebook page is full of celebrities. Don’t believe me? James Taylor is there right now. If you want to see him, log on to Facebook and go to The Oklahoman’s page. You can enter to win two tickets to see James Taylor and his band.     Kevin Durant was there earlier this […]

  • Sharks in Cape Cod Town Draw Tourists, Flipping the ‘Jaws’ Script

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    When sharks started cropping up in the Cape Cod town of Chatham, Mass., a few years ago, the town leaders at first feared they would flatline the robust tourist economy. But Chatham’s merchants and hoteliers embraced the sharks’ arrival. “When you have lemons, you make lemonade, and this was one of the great opportunities to do so,” said Shareen Davis, a commercial fisher, gallery owner and descendant of one of the original families that settled in Chatham in the 1600s.

  • Football to family, Hollywood to Hamas -- find it all on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    To me, summer ends the day of the Big 12 Media Days. It’s about traffic patterns. Everything slows down just a bit during the summer. When school starts, it all picks up. In the world of digital news, the school routine coincides with the community chatter turning to football. And that happens with Big 12 […]

  • NewsOK's next Instameet is set for July 27

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Let’s meet again. The Oklahoman‘s director of photography Doug Hoke will join other staff members at the Devon Boathouse on July 27 for an Instameet with the growing Instagram community. We’ve done this before. We met in the Paseo District last October, sparking web editor Tiffany Gibson to file this report on this blog: Through […]

  • Parade Magazine now available to Print Replica subscribers

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Parade Magazine appears in The Oklahoman every week. It’s packaged nicely in the Sunday paper that — if you’re like me — you bring in from the driveway Sunday mornings. In this space, I don’t usually describe retrieving the newspaper from the driveway. I usually write about how The Oklahoman or NewsOK is connecting with […]

  • Get your photos and videos on NewsOK Now!

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    If you have something to share with Oklahomans around the world, use NewsOK Now. It’s new and it’s an app in the iTunes store that allows users to snap a photo or take a quick video clip and upload it to our editors. If the photo is published on NewsOK.com, we’ll send you a message […]

  • You choose Tuesday: your vote and how to follow the results on The Oklahoman and NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Tuesday is a big night for Oklahoma. And that means it’s a big night for NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman. Oklahoma voters will make important decisions about new leadership in open positions in Washington, D.C., at the state Capitol and in many other key positions throughout the state. NewsOK will have live coverage on Tuesday night. […]

  • NewsOK Mobile has a new look

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    We don’t like to use the word ‘redesign.’ It has a negative connotation to us at the OPUBCO offices. It sounds like a huge project. Long hours. Sleepless nights. Major overhaul. It’s usually very complicated, time-consuming and costly. So when we said we wanted to improve the already high-quality NewsOK Mobile website, we made sure […]

  • Share your black-and-white image; get published in The Oklahoman

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    I’m an Instagram user now. I wrote about how I would start using that account more in weeks to come, and I have. I like it. It’s really easy to use, and it helps make my photos look better than they really are. I just need to decide how I use my Instagram account to […]

  • The Oklahoman online: Any way you want it

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    I spoke with a subscriber to The Oklahoman last week. He had a request for a specific piece of content on the platform where he gets the daily editions of The Oklahoman. He likes the stories. But he also wants to see the baseball boxscores and standings every day. Those conversations usually begin by me […]

  • Feedback from readers greater than every award

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Last Sunday, we published a piece in The Oklahoman titled, “Deadly Force.” It was researched and written by Juliana Keeping, and it detailed the police shootings in Oklahoma City over the past 10 years. We also built a special presentation on NewsOK, including an interactive graphic with police reports on all the shootings.

  • NewsOK's Thunder page takes you to the game

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Our state is still in the middle of Thunder-mania. It might only last through this week. It might last another month or more. But right now, we’re in the middle of it. And the NewsOK Thunder coverage page has everything fans need to stay updated.

  • NewsOK growing gram by (Insta)gram

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    I’m on Instagram. Admittedly, I don’t use that social media platform nearly as much as Facebook or Twitter, but I’m there. And I’m about to commit to more activity. Why? Well, that’s where some of my NewsOK web editors are. And if that’s where they are, that’s where many wise young professionals are.

  • Try The Oklahoman's Print Replica edition this weekend

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    If you have not tried The Oklahoman’s Print Replica product, this weekend is the time to give it a shot. We have some scheduled maintenance planned for Sunday morning. That means that some of the features on NewsOK and Oklahoman.com will not be available for a few hours.

  • Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news and events in the daily sections. But some of you out there find even greater value in the inserts and other advertisements that are packaged in the printed newspaper each day – especially on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Follow the 'Addicted Oklahoma' series on your computers and phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Last Sunday, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Watch unveiled a project that some of its best investigative reporters and storytellers had been working on for months. The Addicted Oklahoma series began with the first installment — “Problem Prescribers Help Fuel Deadly Epidemic” — focusing on how addiction can take hold in people’s lives and ways they can gain access to these controlled drugs.




Alan Herzberger Today at 11:47 AM RT @nolan50ok: Check out my unusual divorce case: Same-sex couple divorced in Oklahoma — for a day LINK @LGBT
Alan Herzberger Fri, Aug. 29 2014 10:43:31 AM CST RT @kelfry: I can't be there because of a family emergency. Digital Managing Editor @aherz will be there. Please come. I'll schedule anothe…
Alan Herzberger Thu, Aug. 28 2014 02:57:18 PM CST RT @kelfry: Seeking input from Millennials, what content do you need/want from The Oklahoman? How, where, when do you want it? #newsok
Alan Herzberger Mon, Aug. 25 2014 02:34:09 PM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: Forgive me if you just heard me screaming with joy. glass glass glass! @TheOklahoman LINK
Alan Herzberger Thu, Aug. 21 2014 02:31:10 PM CST RT @OKNewsResearch: The Oklahoman's summer interns have gone, but here's a throwback to a summer intern in 1989 @TheOklahoman #tbt LINK
Alan Herzberger Wed, Aug. 20 2014 10:31:25 AM CST RT @JohnRexSchool: @TheOklahoman @TimWillert1 interviews our Head of School Joe Pierce about our exciting first day of school. LINK
Alan Herzberger Wed, Aug. 20 2014 09:07:52 AM CST RT @AndrewKnittle: Homeless sex offender linked to bizarre Oklahoma death LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, Aug. 19 2014 08:11:56 AM CST RT @michaelroston: Nice earthquake tracker from @NewsOK LINK
Alan Herzberger Mon, Aug. 18 2014 02:39:09 PM CST RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Oklahoma City plans to assemble a goat herd to control weeds and brush along the Hefner Canal. LINK
Alan Herzberger Mon, Aug. 18 2014 02:36:24 PM CST RT @OKNewsResearch: I know you have some :) ... Share your back-to-school photos with us LINK #first-day jitters #newshoe…
Alan Herzberger Wed, Aug. 13 2014 11:53:42 AM CST RT @MHAOKLA: If you read just one more story about @robinwilliams & how to prevent #suicide, make it this @NewsOK story -LINK
Alan Herzberger Thu, Jul. 17 2014 11:05:16 AM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: RT @NewsOK: Follow live updates on the Malaysian airliner that was reportedly shot down over Ukraine LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, Jul. 15 2014 09:20:27 PM CST @joewertz @NewsOK There is no planned outcome, other than to gain more understanding. You vote is certainly registered.
Alan Herzberger Fri, Jun. 20 2014 11:30:38 AM CST @stevelackmeyer @Tiffanyg89 @NewsOK I clicked. I saw. I answered. -- LINK
Alan Herzberger Mon, Jun. 16 2014 12:18:06 PM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: Who says younger generations don't read "print" newspapers? ;) LINK #MyOklahoma
Alan Herzberger Fri, Jun. 06 2014 11:50:53 AM CST Nuggets from Game 1 of the NBA Finals -- LINK
Alan Herzberger Thu, Jun. 05 2014 10:23:16 AM CST RT @Tiffanyg89: I love when #MyOklahoma photos can make an impact in someone's life this way. :) LINK
Alan Herzberger Tue, May. 20 2014 09:52:16 AM CST RT @_davemorris: Live stream of today's Moore Tornado Remembrance Ceremony can be seen here: LINK @newsok
Alan Herzberger Wed, May. 14 2014 09:40:48 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: You should pick up our commemorative Kevin Durant MVP section in @TheOklahoman today. Here's the cover: LINK
Alan Herzberger Sat, May. 10 2014 08:41:39 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: OKC Energy FC considers where to build soccer stadium in Oklahoma City LINK