Share “Oklahoman, NewsOK earn honor”

From Staff Reports Published: July 25, 2009

/> "The Oklahoman and used Internet chat software to have real-time conversations with (the) audience while streaming live video event coverage,” the announcement said. "They also blogged and used Twitter to break news faster.”

According to a news release, the Knight-Batten Awards honor creative uses of new technologies to engage citizens in public issues and showcase compelling models for the future of news.

The awards honor "excellent, innovative journalism, news and information — not just excellent journalism,” said Gary Kebbel, journalism program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which funds the awards.