5 reasons to create a NewsOK Pro account
On June 11, the store on NewsOK will change.
On that day, you will see the prices for access to the enhanced features on NewsOK.com's new website.
But if you create an account before June 11, you will get the early-adopter reward -- free access through July 31.
Here are the five biggest reasons to create your account before June 11.
1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOPICS
NewsOK Pro subscribers have the ability to choose the subjects and sources for any of the topics they choose to customize.
The screen capture above shows the options for a user who is taking a couple moments to customize their Politics page on NewsOK Pro. A NewsOK Pro user gets the options you see and more. It will all be one page.
Want to see the politics stories from Fox News and not from CNN? You can do that on your customized page.
Want to see tweets from President Trump but not from Sen. Lankford? You can set it up. It's very simple.
Customization is a key element of NewsOK Pro and a big reason to sign up now.
2. PERSONALIZE YOUR NAVIGATION
NewsOK Pro subscribers get to pick the first item they see in their navigation. They can change the order of the topics.
In the screenshot above, this NewsOK Pro subscriber will see the OKC Thunder as the first item in the navigation at the top of the screen, followed by the OU Sooners and then Religion & Faith and so on.
As a NewsOK Pro subscriber, you can control the order anytime you want.
3. CREATE YOUR OWN HOME PAGE
Once you customize more than one topic and choose to add those topics to your NewsOK Pro account, you will see the ALL button at the top of the page.
The ALL page will consolidate all your choices from every topic. It will pull together all the items you chose to see during the customization process -- all the stories from The Oklahoman, all the subjects from The Associated Press, all the outside news sources and all the Twitter users.
The ALL page is your home page. Bookmark it. You made it.
When you log in to NewsOK on your phone and go mobile, that page will follow you.
Here's one line I've heard from early adopters on NewsOK Pro.
"I start my day on the ALL page. It has everything I'm interested in right there."
4. ACCESS TO ALL EXCLUSIVE STORIES
NewsOK Pro users will have the ability to click through and see all the exclusive articles that are produced by The Oklahoman's newsroom.
The newsroom here at The Oklahoman works hard to produce quality, enterprising, local journalism that can only be found in the pages of The Oklahoman or on our websites and apps.
That exclusive local journalism can be found on NewsOK.com. NewsOK Pro subscribers can log in and read every story immediately.
5. SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM
The customization and personalization of NewsOK.com is worthy of your Pro subscription.
The ALL page is worth a few dollars a month, too.
And the exclusive content is valuable.
But when you become a NewsOK Pro subscriber, you are supporting local journalism. And that means you are supporting your local community.
Supporting local journalism doesn't mean you love every story or agree with every column.
But it does mean that you reject apathy and support an informed citizenry regarding what is happening in your community.
That should be reason enough to sign up for a Pro subscription.
Did I mention it is free through July 31 if you sign up now?