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.
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015
Bring your camera. We'll provide a professional photographer. Our partners will bring the expensive equipment. It has all the makings of another NewsOK Instameet. This time, we're using the Oklahoma City Zoo as the backdrop. After all, it's about time we added the element of live animals to the Instameet equation. We've been putting on these events every few months for a couple years now. We've had good turnouts, and The Oklahoman photo editor Doug Hoke reports a great time had by all. Why not the unpredictability of animals? Doug will have a camera around his neck, so I know he'll have a good time. Start your lazy summer Saturday morning at our Instameet. Doug will be at the
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015
We're releasing what we believe is a great story today. Actually, we think we have great coverage every day. It's really amazing how many compelling stories and news updates we have within The Oklahoman packaged and organized every single day. While that part is amazing, there are still some stories that simply jump off the screen as we edit them. That's what we have this week: a great story about great people within our community. 'Saving the Last Dance' is a four-part series from reporter Juliana Keeping that launches in The Oklahoman today. Subsequent chapters will be released in the following days. The ending to the story -- Chapter 4 -- will be released on Wednesday.
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015
There is still time. You’ve had all week, but there’s still time. The Oklahoman’s Reader’s Choice Top 5 section was released within The Oklahoman’s editions on Sunday. Voting started online Sunday morning at Oklahoman.com/ReadersChoice. We’ve received thousands of online votes in each of the 12 categories – and that’s not counting the votes that have been sent in via the mailed ballots from Sunday’s section. We’re counting the mail-in ballots, too. But I’m not kidding about the thousands of votes. It will take us some time. Having worked in a newsroom for two decades now, I know a little about waiting until the last minute.
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015
We at The Oklahoman and NewsOK are getting pretty familiar with the idea of innovation. We've had to. The world is changing. People consume news in many different ways than they did in past generations. So we innovate. We develop apps, video studios and websites -- all to come up with new ways to reach our readers. That innovation has helped us consistently grow our audience in the past decade or so. But it has also caused our peers across the county to recognize and honor us. APME also announced that the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles News Group and The Oklahoman were finalists for its Innovator of the Year Award. They will compete at APME's joint conference with the American Society of News Editors from Oct.
BY ALAN HERZBERGER
Digital Managing Editor
firstname.lastname@example.org| Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015
The Oklahoman’s app is the last app standing on vacation I was out of my normal rhythm of news consumption this past week. I went on vacation, so I was suddenly a different kind of news consumer for The Oklahoman’s wide array of products. The normal day In my normal rhythm, I use The Oklahoman’s app early in the morning on my iPhone. That’s when I get a glimpse of the newspaper’s content for the day. I follow that with a run through NewsOK.com on the same phone. I tend to use the NewsOK mobile website instead of the app, but I fully understand how the app allows for better notifications and alerts.
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015
I was out of my normal rhythm of news consumption this past week. I went on vacation, so I was suddenly a different kind of news consumer for The Oklahoman's wide array of products. The normal day In my normal rhythm, I use The Oklahoman's app early in the morning on my iPhone. That's when I get a glimpse of the newspaper's content for the day. I follow that with a run through NewsOK.com on the same phone. I tend to use the NewsOK mobile website instead of the app, but I fully understand how the app allows for better notifications and alerts. During my commute to the office, I sometimes use the The Oklahoman Radio app, which will read the stories from that day's edition of the newspaper. It's a handy tool for
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015
School’s out. That means one important thing for managers in The Oklahoman’s newsroom. Interns are here. We love it when the interns are here. They bring energy. They bring ideas, and on their first day of orientation, there’s often a free lunch. This year, the interns lucked out. There was lunch, sure, but The Oklahoman’s […]
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015
Two weeks ago, NewsOK launched an app for Android devices. Last week, NewsOK added an upgrade to its app for iOS devices. And this week, we are asking NewsOK users to download the app. There’s a good reason for it. The new app (Android) and the upgraded app (iOS) will deliver notifications for breaking news. […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015
It was a fun Friday at The Oklahoman offices at 100 W. Main. We fulfilled a goal that we’ve had since we moved into our downtown office space earlier this year. We played video games live on the Big Screen. It was a tournament. We had nine guests play in the tournament, and […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015
It’s been a busy year around here. We moved offices. We’re downtown, if you haven’t heard. We lit up a Big Screen at Robinson and Sheridan. We participated in a nice proposal. We covered some big news, gaining big audience and readership for our coverage of the SAE racist video controversy in March, our Oklahoma […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015
We added a new page to our navigation for the NewsOK Mobile website a few weeks ago. Click on the navigation icon in the top right, and it’s clearly there marked with a ‘new’ icon. It’s called travel. You’re probably thinking that it’s not new for us to cover travel with a special […]
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015
You probably noticed your newspaper today is heavier than last Sunday’s newspaper. So heat up an extra cup of coffee. It’s going to take a bit longer to dig in to all the content that’s available in Outlook 2015. There are five sections in this annual special edition, but all of it is centered on […]
By Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015
An article about the Oklahoma City Thunder's firing of head coach Scott Brooks appeared to look like it was written by The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry. It was not. The story quoted reaction from Brooks and a report from Mayberry. It is untrue and was not produced with The Oklahoman's authorization. The Oklahoman's complete and accurate coverage of the Oklahoma City Thunder can be found on our page: http://newsok.
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015
We launched a new form of galleries on NewsOK.com this month. It’s like our photo galleries, but it has much more than static images. It’s a social gallery, allowing us to gather posts from around the web about a topic and embed them into a gallery that makes it easy to slide through. The social […]
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Since we’ve moved into our offices in downtown Oklahoma City, one thing has certainly changed. More people in the news are walking around our newsroom. That’s the idea, actually. At the old building, the one on Britton and Broadway, the video studio was on a separate floor. It was a great studio, but it wasn’t […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015
Two weeks from today, Oklahoma will have a somber morning. We will be silent and remember. It’s been 20 years since April 19, 1995. We all know what that day has meant to our state. So many words can describe the emotions that have resulted from the events of that morning and all the anniversaries that have […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Our photographers are quick to action any time there is breaking news around our communities. I honestly don’t know a harder-working, more conscientious group of journalists. When news happens, you can be certain The Oklahoman’s photographers will be quick to have a photo gallery on NewsOK and the shot of the day the following day […]
Alan Herzberger | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015
I joined the boss at the Rotary Club 29 meeting in downtown Oklahoma City this past Tuesday afternoon. From our downtown office, getting to the Petroleum Club atop the Cotter Ranch Tower is easy – much easier than when we were stationed at Britton and Broadway. I certainly can’t complain about the one-block rush to […]
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Where will you be on Thursday? A restaurant with lots of TVs? A sports bar? Your house? A spring break vacation destination? Maybe you’ll be planted at the office with an eye on NewsOK’s live scoreboard. Wherever you will be, I suspect you will have some idea of the college basketball games that will start […]
Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015
The digital video screen on the corner of Robinson and Sheridan outside our new downtown offices is quite the hit. It’s a conversation starter for sure. And most of the conversations end with something like, “I just think that screen is cool.” I think they mean it, too. In my business, people rarely say nice […]