As NonDoc continues to grow and define its brand through content and voice, experiments with posts remain ongoing. To wit, the following seeks to present links and snippets on we either covered last week or have seen over time. We also offer a look at the week ahead.
Things we saw
- Barry Switzer — Barry Switzer laughs last
- BuzzFeed’s internal memo about Trump — Trump And Our Social Media Guidelines
- Indian affairs — U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Dollar General case
Quotes to note
“One hundred years after its inception as a daily newspaper, Friday morning marked a historic change. The OU Publications Board approved our proposal to reduce the number of print products per week to two beginning next semester.”
— The Oklahoma Daily editorial board, 12/11/15
“(Interstate 35)’s capacity is set, it’s not going to grow. That should be a wake-up call to the entire region. We are going to need to come up with different modes of transportation if we want to continue to grow.”
— Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, 12/1/15
“How much of aging is just not wanting it like you used to?”
— Jim Lampley, boxing commentator, Klitschko vs. Fury, 11/28/15
Highlights from NonDoc
- Lawsuit to focus on 22 years of botched school funding
- Q&A: Police chief Bill Citty — ‘Laws do not provide enough regulation of firearms’
- Many things remain more dangerous than OKC medians
The week ahead
NonDoc will likely continue last week’s entrance into the endless world of Vine.co, an app that loops up to six seconds of video and is best suited for artists and comedians. Well, journalists come into contact with a lot of media about mind-boggling things. Case in point, the Mass Farting campus-carry protest near the University of Texas at Austin:
And here was a great line from a Donald Trump focus group on CNN:
Vine is predominantly a phone app, and it doesn’t even seem like users can upload videos to Vine.co directly. In truth, the Twitter-owned app’s programming has a few hiccups, but it might be the best tool at our disposal for quick and creative video content. So give us a follow if you’re in the loop.
One final note: NonDoc would like to offer thanks to the Beer Distributors of Oklahoma for agreeing to advertise with us and support our work this month. The BDO’s website features an interesting Cooking & Dining With Beer section, as well as this from their fun facts page:
The saying ‘Mind your P’s and Q’s’ comes from the time when alcoholic beverages were served/sold in Pints and Quarts. Thus, to mind your P’s and Q’s meant to be careful how much you drank.
Thanks for reading!