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A recap of the OPUBCO stories from the last week

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Christy Everest, Chairman and CEO of OPUBCO with Philip Anschutz, a Denver businessman, after they announced that The Anschutz Corporation will be purchasing all assets of OPUBCO, Thursday, September 15, 2011 . Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman.
Christy Everest, Chairman and CEO of OPUBCO with Philip Anschutz, a Denver businessman, after they announced that The Anschutz Corporation will be purchasing all assets of OPUBCO, Thursday, September 15, 2011 . Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman.

Last week, I posted an article of great significance on NewsOK — OPUBCO to be sold.

That was an interesting day for all of us employees of OPUBCO. My boss’ tweet (editor and vice president of news Kelly Dyer Fry) summed it up well:

“I met Mr. Anschutz and I really like him. Will miss Christy, but this is a good day”

And in a bit more old-fashioned version of a tweet, check out this editorial from The Oklahoman about our future.

Gaylord is a household name in Oklahoma. It has been for more than a century. Anschutz will be unfamiliar to most readers. This will soon change and the newspaper will evolve. But it will not reverse the course that E.K. Gaylord set for it so many years ago.

If you want to know a bit more about Philip Anschutz, you must read all the stuff we put together for The Oklahoman on Sunday. We posted it all to NewsOK on Saturday night, but we really gave it a strong push on the NewsOK home page for our heavy Monday morning audience.

Among the weekend content:

Kelly Dyer Fry
Kelly Dyer Fry

We also had a personal note from our editor, Kelly Dyer Fry — this time, it wasn’t on Twitter:

As the ownership of The Oklahoman changes, Publisher Chris Reen and I want to tell you we will still bring you the news. As a third-generation Oklahoma journalist, this is my home. My colleagues at 9000 N Broadway number more than 650. We are Oklahomans and we are dedicated to continuing the Gaylord legacy.

 

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