Oklahoma Alternative Media

thanks mediaThese media sources can provide a different perspective than that found so abundantly in the corporate media outlets in Oklahoma. We recommend a balanced diet of media points of view. We all know (just from looking around and listening) what happens when you only get one side of a story.

This is a constant work in progress. If you would like to suggest an addition or update to this list please use our contact form.

Interested in alternative national media? See Nicole Sandler’s directory.

Oklahoma Based

Print Publications

These also have websites, which are linked below

Blogs/Websites

  • Oklahoma Activist – You’re reading it. An indymedia style site for central Oklahoma where activists can share news, events, opinion and resources with a progressive/populist point of view.
  • Pointing Left Media – spin off/ sister-site of Oklahoma Activist that hosts local podcasts, citizen photojournalism
  • Oklahoma Citizen –
  • Oklahoma City Free Press
  • Blue Oklahoma
  • Okiefunk (Kurt Hochenaeur) – Liberal advocacy and information advancing causes of social justice, equality, peace and environmental protection; widely recognized as one of the best state-based political blogs in the country.
  • Oklahoma Watch – Oklahoma Watch is a non-profit organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on important public-policy issues facing the state.
  • Oklahoma Roundup Group on Daily Kos (Oklahoma tag)
  • OK Education Truths – A local public school administrator seeks to stem the tide of the false narrative about failing public schools.
  • ACLU of Oklahoma – Investigative Communications articles – supports the ACLU’s work in courthouses and the state capitol by telling the often untold stories about the state of civil liberties in Oklahoma.
  • Norman Leaks – A service to the citizens of Norman OK, seeking information about the workings of their city government.

Radio/Podcast

 

Forums

 

Photojournalism

 

Video

 

Twitter

  • Darla Shelden – City Sentinel Reporter, watches death penalty issue closely. And pugs. Good promotion and coverage of progressive events in OKC.

indie media

Special Cases

  • Phil Cross  Twitter | Website – works for KOKH-Fox 25 TV station. Sometimes there are cracks in the corporate media firewall and a real journalist gets in. Not many. Shhh, don’t let on and mess this up!
  • Research of possible use to progressives: Oklahoma Policy Institute | Blog | Reports – also operates some moderate political advocacy campaigns. Questionable funding from rightwing sources.
  • SisterSpeak – theme-based quarterly radical feminist zine published in Tulsa, OK. Sisterspeak is free but donations can be made through PayPal at body.drawings@gmail.com. Apparently print-only.