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The Norman Transcript
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  • February Publisher available for download

    The February issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is missing page 15 in the print publication. Page 15 is included in this download. This month's issue includes a summary and photos from the OPA Legislative Summit. Featured this month are stories on the roof collapsing at the Cleveland American, Waurika News-Democrat ceasing publication and Wilma's tips for creating tables on InDesign. To download the February Publisher click here.

  • Did we receive your contest entries?

    » CHECK THIS LIST to confirm your entries arrived at the OPA office.  The list is updated daily.
    Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9.
  • OPA Legislative Summit Feb. 12 at State Capitol

    Publishers and editors of legal newspapers are encouraged to join us at the State Capitol on Feb. 12 at the annual Legislative Summit. We need you to speak with your legislators about the many bills affecting newspapers and newspaper interests. Governor Fallin will also speak to the group in the afternoon. The meeting is free and includes lunch, but registration is required. Plan to join us at the Summit.

  • OPA Better Newspaper Contest Materials Mailed

    The 2014 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets have been mailed to all OPA member newspapers. The packet contains rules, labels, tips and an entry form. Rules for the Digital Media Contest, Print Quality Contest and Outdoor Writer of the Year, ONF Beachy Musselman Award, Half Century Club and Quarter Century Club were included in OPA business member packets. All entries in the contest(s) must be postmarked by Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. If your publisher did not receive the rules packet, you can download the events, rules and forms at the link below.

    » Find out more info about OPA Contests
    Leave the division box on your envelope entry labels BLANK. Divisions will be determined after all entries are received.

  • Order your Photo ID Press Cards for 2015

    OPA is offering high quality photo ID Press Cards to business member newspapers for $5 each. These press cards are perfect for reporters, photographers and any other staff members at your newspaper. The hard, plastic badges – usable for a calendar year – feature your mugshot, along with your newspaper’s name and phone number. A clip at the top of the card makes it easy to attach to a lanyard, clothing or camera bag.

    View more information online here: or download the order form.
  • December Publisher available for download

    The December issue of The Oklahoma Publisher is available to download. This month's issue includes the Past Presidents Dinner Report and Part 2 of the Interns' newspaper experiences. Featured this month are stories on the OPA-OSU Trust, deadlines for upcoming contests and information of Photo ID Press Cards. Download the December issue here.

  • Services set for Joe Hancock

    Walter Joe Hancock, longtime publisher of the Hobart Democrat-Chief, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Hobart. He was 85.
    Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the First United Methodist Church at 201 S. Washington St. in Hobart, Okla.
    After graduating from Hobart High School in 1947, Joe attended the University of Oklahoma working in the backshop at The Oklahoma Daily the entire time he was a student. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in journalism.
    After service, he returned to the Hobart Democrat-Chief as ad director and sports editor. After the death of his father, Ransom Hancock, in 1974, Joe became editor and publisher.
    Joe served as OPA president in 1991 and received the Milt Phillips Award in 2006.
    Survivors include his wife, Neville, and three children, Mollie Nagel, Todd R. Hancock and Walt J. Hancock.
  • 2014 Past Presidents Dinner


    Past Presidents attending the Nov. 13 dinner at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City were: Seated: Gracie Montgomery, Barb Walter, Ben Blackstock, Gloria Trotter and Wayne Trotter. Standing: Rod Serfoss, Jeff Shultz, Steve Booher, Joe McBride Jr., Tom Muchmore, Rusty Ferguson, Dick Hefton, Jeff Mayo, Don Ferrell, Ray Lokey, John D. Montgomery, Jeff Funk and Joe Worley.
  • Apply to Host a Summer Intern

    At least 18 OPA member newspapers will be selected to receive funding up to $2,720 for a student's salary as part of the 2015 ONF summer internship program. Preference will be given to newspapers that can offer both newspaper and multimedia experience to an intern. Each of the selected newspapers will have the option of hiring an intern from the student applications submitted to ONF or finding an eligible intern through its own hiring process. Host newspaper applications must be postmarked by January 9, 2015.

    » Download the Host Newspaper Internship Application
  • Services for Mac Leone Bradley

    Mac Leone Bradley, 87, died Nov. 17, 2014, at her home in Blackwell.
    Mrs. Bradley worked as a reporter at the Muskogee County News and as society editor for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat.
    She later taught journalism at Northern Oklahoma Jr. College at Tonkawa for more than 31 years.
    She is survived by two sons, Tom Bradley of Bartlesville and Brooke Bradley of Oklahoma City; a brother, Richard ‘Dick’ Hefton, and three grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the First Christian Church, 306 E. Coolidge in Blackwell, Okla.

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