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Now on NewsOK: 'The Intersection' is long-form, multimedia storytelling at its finest

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Last Sunday was another great example of why you should subscribe to the newspaper.

A long-form story called ‘The Intersection’ was released to readers of The Oklahoman. It was in the newspaper. It looked like this:

The special package detailed the day of Oct. 24 on the Stillwater street corner from multiple angles. That’s the day of the OSU Homecoming Parade tragedy that killed four and injured 46.

Reporters Silas Allen, Juliana Keeping and Darla Slipke compiled interviews of multiple families to piece together a compelling narrative of the day.

The lead-in to the story said it best:

Their lives crossed on an overcast Autumn day. Strangers who’d gathered on a street corner to enjoy a most American tradition – a college homecoming parade. Instead, they’d find themselves intertwined forever by tragedy.   

There were three more full pages inside the Dec. 20 edition of The Oklahoman. It was just another testament to the depth of coverage and storytelling that no other media can provide in our state.

But only subscribers could see this long-form storytelling. NewsOK.com, the free website that displays content from The Oklahoman, displayed the story, but it was locked for only subscribers to see.

All throughout last week, a subscriber log-in was required to see the story. Getting your digital access is really simple. If you are a subscriber who hasn't hooked up the digital access, it will only take you about 35 seconds.

 It’s worth it, too. In this story alone, there were many video interviews that helped our digitally connected subscribers see and hear the people highlighted in the story.

It’s worth your time to read. And it’s worth a social media share.

All readers know that now. Subscribers knew that last week.

 

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for NewsOK.com. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›

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