Since launching in 2020, OMC has grown to more than 25 Oklahoma journalism collaborators, including newspapers, broadcasters and digital news outlets:
Big If True, the Cherokee Phoenix, CNHI Oklahoma, Curbside Chronicle, The Frontier, Gaylord News, Griffin Communications, HolaOK, KFOR, KGOU, KOSU, The Lawton Constitution, Moore Monthly, Mvskoke Media, the Native American Journalists Association, NonDoc, The O’Colly, Oklahoma City Free Press, The Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma Gazette, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch, Osage News, StateImpact Oklahoma, Telemundo Oklahoma, Tulsa World, University of Oklahoma Student Media and Verified News Network.
Additional collaborator resources for Oklahoma journalists include expanded support from the Local Legal Initiative, with Kathryn Gardner joining the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as an attorney based in Oklahoma, and a centralized database of open records requests created by Freedom of Information Oklahoma.
The Journalist’s Resource from Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, a Harvard University research center, has collaborated with OMC to share resources to help journalists understand and cover stories related to the landmark SCOTUS case.
This project is funded by the Inasmuch Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Democracy Fund and is managed by the Local Media Foundation. Inasmuch has announced a significant investment to fund the collaborative through the end of 2021. The funding is providing a local team to lead the journalism efforts — project manager, data journalist and community relations manager. LMA is managing the business transformation strategy, working with all OMC media collaborators on their business performance, and providing training and one-on-one coaching. The funding covers the creation of this website and filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status.