NewsOK Now: When we can't be there, you can
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 on the front page of the newspaper.
But they can’t be everywhere. That’s just plain logistics. That’s why we have NewsOK Now.
NewsOK Now has been around for more than a year and it’s always available for users to share their images and news tips. But it’s really valuable for the days when severe storms hover over the metro area.
Thousands of people stood on their porch as the storm approached and captured images on their smartphones. They might have posted them to Facebook or Instagram, but they also had the opportunity to post them to the NewsOK Now app, which is available for download.
And that’s what I saw Thursday morning — the day after the storms. I was catching up with all the coverage on NewsOK — the live updates, the video reports and the images. I saw the galleries we already had posted from The Oklahoman’s photography department. But I also saw the gallery of photos we had received from our users.
I was amazed at how many mesmerizing photos of the sky we had from users from up close and far away.
We appreciate the help. We know we already have the best group of photographers in the country, but our users don’t tire of looking at great pictures, so we’re happy to share the ones you have.
You can help us cover a big story from every possible angle.
And don’t forget the photos of rainbows. You can never have enough photos of rainbows, especially the double kind.