Oklahoma Media Center

Oklahoma Media Center (OMC) is a collaborative of print, digital, and broadcast newsrooms working cooperatively to cover pressing issues facing the public.

The collaborative will focus first on developing and sharing local and regional news content related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on communities in Oklahoma. Over time, the Center’s cooperative news reporting and curation will evolve to include other topics of strong significance to residents of the state. The Center also provides business development resources for member organizations.

This project is funded by the Inasmuch Foundation and Walton Family Foundation and is managed by the Local Media Foundation.


Since launch, OMC has grown to 18 Oklahoma journalism partners, including newspapers, broadcasters, and digital news outlets:

Big If True, OU Student Media, Griffin Communications, KOSU, KFOR, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch, KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma, Curbside Chronicle, Tulsa World, Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma City Free Press, The Luther Register, NonDoc, CNHI, Telemundo Oklahoma, The Frontier, VNN, and Lawton Constitution.


The OMC partners have developed a set of topic ideas, within the overall education scope, for initial investigation and reporting, including:

● Technology and the digital divide

● Curriculum and teaching approach

● Extracurricular activities and socialization

● Funding and spending

● Physical and mental health

● Effects of housing dislocation

● Effects on non-traditional education modes


To get in contact with Oklahoma Media Center please reach out to Rob Collins, Project Manager at rob.collins@localmedia.org