• Read how Oklahoma Media Center awards grants to 12 local news organizations.

• More than 50 Oklahoma journalists representing 30 media organizations recently attended a training event with a nationally known nonprofit in Local newsrooms attend statewide training to improve trust in local news.

• Retired journalist Warren Vieth spotlights the encouraging emphasis on collaboration versus competition in the commentary Nonprofit news outlets: A growing, integral part of Oklahoma’s journalism landscape.

• The Inasmuch Ecosystem Engagement Fund will provide grants for newsrooms to execute data-driven projects based on the OMC’s groundbreaking ecosystem engagement project report.

• The American Press Institute article Want to protect democracy? Support the mental health of journalists highlights OMC’s Employee Assistance Program.

• Watch “How the Oklahoma Media Center’s ecosystem study is improving trust and funding in news,” a presentation by OMC Executive Director Rob Collins at the 2023 Collaborative Journalism Summit at George Washington University. 

• Read the Oklahoma Media Center 2022 Impact Report.

• Philanthropy Southwest mentions OMC in this Civic and Community Engagement in Southwestern Philanthropy report for playing a “critical role in addressing news deserts and enabling coverage that would be beyond the reach of small newsrooms.”

• OMC’s work is mentioned in Disinformation: Reliable information is essential for democratic stability, a policy brief from the George W. Bush Institute.

• The Editor & Publisher piece Competitors to Colleagues: How collaboration can spur a renaissance of journalism features OMC.

• The Local News Lab’s Local Fix: Cheers to local news ecosystem successes highlights OMC among other collaborations building local infrastructure nationwide.

• Local Media Association’s OMC collaborators cover underreported communities, amplify audience engagement reports on a record number of media partnerships in Oklahoma.

• The Journal Record story Griffin, News 9, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch and OMC moving to 100 West Main details new collaborative space in downtown Oklahoma City.

• A pioneering, organic collaboration between two competing news orgs is outlined in Oklahoma collaborators focus on sharing resources to publish best possible investigation.

• Russ Florence shows how Oklahoma’s media landscape has changed in Viewpoints: When Oklahoma journalists collaborate, the public wins, his column in The Oklahoman.

• Read the Oklahoma Media Center 2021 Impact Report.

Oklahoma Media Center announces board members, election of officers in this LMA story.

• This Tahlequah (Okla.) Daily Press story explains how Media collaboration aims to provide more in-depth journalism.

• The LMA article Oklahoma newsrooms collaborate in revenue, audience experiments chronicles 12 projects fueled by OMC’s 2021 Innovation Fund.

• The Native News Online column Oklahoma Media Center works to continue coverage of McGirt v. Oklahoma provides an overview of OMC collaborating on the tribal sovereignty issue.

• Inasmuch Foundation makes significant new investment in Oklahoma Media Center, according to this LMA story.

• In this EDITOR & PUBLISHER VODCAST: Fighting for a Native American free press, OMC collaborators discuss providing unfettered news to Indigenous populations.

Kirkpatrick Foundation awards grant to assist Oklahoma Media Center with data journalist, according to this LMA report.

Voters make Muscogee (Creek) Nation first tribe to constitutionally protect its free press in the United States in this OMC article.

• This LMA story documents when Promised Land story-sharing subject surpasses 200 stories … and counting.

NAJA provides ‘Check Your Bias’ training for OMC partners in this LMA article.

• The George W. Bush Presidential Center highlighted OMC for strengthening democracy to ensure a reliable — and free — flow of public information in Combating disinformation through local news ecosystems.

• The NAJA-OMC partnership to train Oklahoma media on Indigenous coverage is announced in this LMA report.

LMF announces 12 stipends for Oklahoma Media Center 2021 Innovation Fund in this article.

• OMC announces Promised Land: Oklahoma collaborative to cover tribal sovereignty issue in this story.

What can state newsrooms learn by working collaboratively? Read this E&P article.

Get to know Rob Collins: Q&A with Oklahoma Media Center project lead via this article published by LMA.

Rob Collins hired by Local Media Association to lead Oklahoma Media Center, according to this report.

In first weeks of collaborative, Oklahoma media partners’ stories call out COVID impact on education thanks to Inasmuch, Walton Family Foundation support.

• Providing initial funding, Inasmuch Foundation makes significant investment in Oklahoma Media Center.

Oklahoma Media Center receives $50,000 from the Walton Family Foundation to cover how COVID-19 and the economic crisis have affected education.

Inasmuch Foundation and LMA launch Oklahoma Media Center, a statewide journalism collaborative, in this announcement story.