Ethan Cairns, one of OPUBCO’s ace programmers notes today:
The following article (http://newsok.com/article/3248344) about yesterday’s storms is linked to us from drudge. It’s already the number 1 story for the week with around 19k hits and about 23700 photo views in less than 24 hours.
The story looks great with the new article layout.
You’ll notice we have redesigned the article templates on NewsOK to showcase related multimedia elements like video and photos. We usually have video and photos that are related to articles, but sometimes haven’t been able to showcase them effectively. This new design will help.
Today NewsOK won another Editor and Publisher award. This time in the category of:
Best Special Feature in a Web Site — News or Event, with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors.
NewsOK won for Oklahoma Centennial.
The 2008 EPpy Awards — one of the nation’s most prized and long-running honors for online content — were presented today during a gala luncheon sponsored by the Knight Foundation, during the Editor & Publisher/Mediaweek Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Here’s a full list of winners.
NewsOK has won numerous national awards. And it’s amazing to be nominated for national awards, to get that recognition. It’s even better to win, which we have been very fortunate to do.
This year, we’re up for another EPpy award, which is Editor and Publisher’s big online award.
NewsOK has been nominated for the Centennial site and coverage.
Best Special Feature in a Web Site – News or Event, with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors
* Arizona Daily Star’s iWait
* CaptureCincinnati.com, The Enquirer & Cincinnati.Com
* Oklahoma Centennial, NewsOK.com
Lack of victories didn’t cost Sean Sutton his job. Lack of leadership did.
Good morning, I’m Dave Morris with a NewsOK.com update from The Oklahoman.
That was the headline on the front page of today’s Oklahoman. Berry Tramel
wrote OSU athletic director Mike Holder removed Sean not so much because of
two straight mediocre seasons, but because Holder didn’t believe things
Read more online at NewsOK and in today’s Oklahoman.
Last night at the Ford Center, Tennessee beat Texas A&M 53-45 to advance to
the Women’s Final Four basketball tournament. Candace Parker led the Lady
Vols despite separating her shoulder. Twice.
Other news being reported by The Oklahoman this morning, Oklahoma County
locks people up at a higher rate than all but eight counties in the United
States despite chronic overcrowding at its jail, a study released Tuesday
Chances for thunderstorms return to Oklahoma today, but it should be another
day before severe weather is in the state.
In OKC today, Highs in the mid-50s. 40 percent chance of storms. Tomorrow,
highs in the 70s, 60 percent chance of storms.
Stay with NewsOK
First of all, you may have experienced problems getting NewsOK to load this week. You won’t be surprised the Mike Gundy-Jenni Carlson situation is the reason. We’ve had serious traffic from people everywhere.
Let’s break it down:
Yesterday was the highest trafficked day in NewsOK history. Today will top that before 5 p.m.
Users from 152 countries have visited NewsOK this week, including one each from Fiji and Paraguay. Allow me to personally say thank you to both of you. We love you.
The top viewed video on NewsOK was Jenni Carlson responding for the first time on camera to Mike Gundy’s press conference. We thank Jenni and Mike Sherman for their time.
But the real thanks goes to you the user. Thank you for visiting NewsOK and sharing your comments and dialogue. Keep it clean, but keep it coming.
You gotta love it when you get lucky.
Like when you hit every light green on the way to work. Or when your co-worker stumbles. And it’s caught on tape.
We tape a segment each week called DnA. It stands for Dave N Angi. Every Tuesday or Wednesday we send Angi out to talk with Oklahomans about various topics. This week, we were at Remington Park shooting a promo video for the upcoming Oklahoma Derby (Oct. 21). While there, Angi spoke with people inside the casino. Kyle edited the piece with some classic Vegas-style music.
Once we have footage, we tape a Dave-with-Angi segment in the studios, usually on Thursdays and the video is posted late Thursday or Friday morning.
If you haven’t seen our studio, it’s like a closet. Pretty small. We’ve all tripped, stumbled or fallen in that studio over cables or light stands.
Be sure to watch this video until the end for Angi’s dramatic exit. We are fortunate to work with good sports around here!