breaking: Woman told police she embezzled to pay off gambling debtsbreaking: Air quality alert in effect for OKC Thursday

NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Suspicious Suicides series highlights busy week of news and information for subscribers and NewsOK.com readers

Advertisement

The Oklahoman’s subscribers and NewsOK.com readers saw the full force of a powerful newsroom this week.

Reporters covered the hard news – from breaking news information early in the morning to late-night political negotiations regarding taxes, fees and revenue for the state.

Reporters covered fun news – from a Garth Brooks concert to the memories of a hockey team from another era here in the city.

We also told quite a story. The Suspicious Suicides series began in the Sunday newspaper and on NewsOK.com and Oklahoman.com on May 21. It ended Thursday, with the fifth chapter in the series.

The series started with one statement of fact and one follow-up question:

Authorities ruled the 2014 death of Sandra Stevens a suicide. Were they right?

 

 

Subscribers and non-subscribers could read the first chapter of the series on Sunday. The remainder of the series is currently available only to subscribers. That’s not unusual. Our subscribers have access to a lot of our in-depth reporting and storytelling weeks before the rest of the community.

We want to tell stories that our audience cares about. But it’s also important to deliver more to our premium audience – the people we either drive a newspaper to each day or the people we provide exclusive premium digital experiences for each day, or both. We do that by offering early access to the high-quality story-telling and journalism that sets our newsroom apart.

In this case, though, the story isn’t completely behind a locked door. It’s equally important to note that non-subscribers can still read chapters 2-5 for a small charge. It’s an easy and affordable door to pass through.

From all the feedback I’ve received about the series, it is well worth the small price for access.

You can find a link to the series on both the NewsOK.com and the Oklahoman.com home page.

Related Photos
<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-be5015f1bbd7a89efd2f92db5533b095.jpg" alt="Photo - " title=""><figcaption></figcaption></figure>
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 ›

Comments