Media Outlet: The Oklahoman
Type: Newspaper (Broadsheet)
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
News Network Affiliation: KWTV-DT (CBS affiliate News 9)
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: GateHouse Media
From the earliest days of the land run to the glory days of oil and energy, Oklahoma City has grown to become a place whose diversified industry is a great part of the economy. However, the city’s cultural, social, and even historical landscape has made the city one of the most interesting places to live. For close to 130 years, The Oklahoman, the city’s largest paper, has recorded the trial and tribulations and the successes of those who call Oklahoma City home.
The Oklahoman is a daily paper that covers the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The paper has circulation of over 100,000 during the week and just over 171,000 in Sundays, including print and electronic copies. The paper provides readers with articles covering a range of topics like politics, lifestyle, business, sports, and a few others. Like most other papers, readers can get an electronic copy of the paper by subscribing online at oklahoman.com (formerly newsok.com).
The Oklahoman got its start as the Daily Oklahoman in 1889 but was taken over in 1903 by The Oklahoma Publishing Company, commonly referred to as OPUBCO. OPUBCO would purchase another struggling paper, The Oklahoma Times, and publish it as an evening paper until 1984. During its tenure as the Oklahoma Times, the paper would achieve many milestones, including winning a Pulitzer Prize for editorial art.
In 1984, the paper would be folded into The Oklahoman and would prove itself to being committed to community. While some criticized it for its right wing voice and political bias, the paper continued to attract readers and to win awards for newspaper design, First Amendment and sports coverage, and breaking news, in addition other multimedia projects. The paper also launched a digital version in 2001 when it collaborated with News 9 to create a website that would provide viewers with both articles and video of the city’s events.
In the last ten years, the paper has revamped the way in which it delivers the news to readers, which includes recently relaunching NewsOk.com as The Oklahoman.com. The paper has also participated in a collaboration with Tulsa World to share content (articles) created by other papers in an effort to reduce duplication. In 2010, the paper was also the first to introduce an iPad app version for users to read the paper anywhere. Last year, the paper was purchased by GateHouse Media and underwent another redesign since 2008, in addition other changes that were instituted.
Since its inception, The Oklahoman has been not only a witness but a part of the city’s changing landscape in 1889. Get your business on The Oklahoman by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with The Oklahoman and/or with their content syndication partner(s).
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