Our multimedia and higher education partnerships allow us to enrich our content and expand our reach to the greatest number of Oklahomans.
Griffin Communications owns News 9 (KWTV) in Oklahoma City, The News on 6 (KOTV) and the new CW affiliate (KQCW), both in Tulsa. Griffin’s holdings also include Radio Oklahoma Network, boasting 34 radio affiliates across the state and Griffin New Media Division, focusing on the company’s Internet sites and mobile information distribution.
KWGS Public Radio 89.5
Public Radio Tulsa is a listener-supported service of the University of Tulsa. Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU are non-commercial FM stations broadcasting from Kendall Hall on the TU campus. The stations of Public Radio Tulsa are affiliates of National Public Radio, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio and the British Broadcasting System. Public Radio Tulsa is funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Investigative News Network
Oklahoma Watch is a member of INN, which provides critical support to nonprofit journalism organizations around the nation. Oklahoma Watch’s website is hosted by INN and uses a content management system developed by INN.
OETA—The Oklahoma Network
The Oklahoma Network provides educational and public television programming to Oklahomans statewide. OETA is fully committed to the creative use of telecommunications technologies to deliver essential educational and public media and value-added services to enrich the quality of life for all Oklahoma citizens and children.
Oklahoma Press Association
The Oklahoma Press Association is a trade organization serving weekly and daily newspapers in Oklahoma. The OPA is committed to safeguarding and advancing the newspaper profession in the state of Oklahoma, so that both the profession and the public may benefit.
The Oklahoman is the state’s largest newspaper.
The second-largest newspaper in Oklahoma, the Tulsa World continues to be among the few independent, family-owned newspapers in the United States. The Tulsa World has been solely owned by the Lorton family since 1917. Robert E. Lorton is chairman of the board of World Publishing Co. His son, Robert E. Lorton III, is publisher. The Tulsa World has been Tulsa’s only daily newspaper since the afternoon daily, the Tulsa Tribune, closed in 1992.
HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERS
Oklahoma State University
In its first few years, Oklahoma Watch partnered with the OSU School of Media & Strategic Communications graduate students to help develop a strategic plan to achieve long-term sustainability. The OSU school was awarded an AEJMC Knight News Challenge grant in October 2011 that enables the school to recruit an expert to work with students in a media entrepreneurship program while also introducing students to computer-assisted reporting as well as DocumentCloud and its uses.
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Watch has a close partnership with the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Oklahoma Watch website was designed by faculty and students. Research and reporting efforts for the Women in Prison project also have been supplemented by class involvement through the college. Dr. Joe Foote is the dean of Gaylord College and serves on the executive committee of the Oklahoma Watch Board of Directors. Oklahoma Watch’s main offices are housed in Gaylord Hall.
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma Watch and Oklahoma City University collaborated on the “Addiction and Treatment in Oklahoma” project. The topic has been an area of focus for the university and dovetailed with Oklahoma Watch’s effort to report on an issue that affects Oklahoma’s female incarceration rate.