Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

-Joy Harjo signs into the Poetry and Literature Centers historic guest book as the nations 23rd poet laureate. (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Oklahoma native Joy Harjo rings in third term as US poet laureate

Nancy Marie Spears September 28, 2021

Tulsa native and Muscogee Nation citizen Joy Harjo, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, began her third term in September, an honor previously bestowed only once. Poet...

Two decades later, 9/11 Oklahoma victims wife recalls their life before tragedy

Two decades later, 9/11 Oklahoma victim’s wife recalls their life before tragedy

Robert Viamontes September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- "He had big brown eyes, and there was never a day I ever saw him go to work looking like he was in disarray. I mean, everybody loved him, and they gravitated toward him; he just had one of...

Field Parsons stands on an aircraft at the Max Westheimer airport on March 24. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

OU School of Aviation focuses on securities and student well-being post-9/11

Zaria Oates September 10, 2021

Two decades ago, the Airman Flight School at the University of Oklahoma’s Max Westheimer airport trained multiple 9/11 terrorists. For OU’s Director of Aviation Eric Wydra, it is important to prevent...

The Pentagon Group Burial Marker in section at Arlington National Cemetery. The marker has the name of all 189 victims of the Pentagon 9/11 attack. (PHOTO: Robert Viamontes/Gaylord News)

Twenty years later, families of Oklahomans killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 remember their legacy

Robert Viamontes September 10, 2021

WASHINGTON- It's been 20 years since American Airlines flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001; three Oklahoma service members died during the attack. For some of their...

The Federal Emergency Response Agency is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. (Gaylord News/ Zaria Oates)

Former FEMA director reflects on 9/11 as 20th anniversary approaches

Zaria Oates and Nancy Marie Spears September 10, 2021

On Sept. 10, 2001, Oklahoman Joe Allbaugh was attending the National Emergency Managers Association’s conference in Bozeman, Montana. As director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ...

Kim Holmes at work in her office at the Altamont Apartment complex in Tulsa where she works as a property manager for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. Gaylord News photo / John Gott

Despite tragedies in midst of pandemic, woman continues to help others

Keegan Williams August 11, 2021

Resilient. That is the word used to describe Kim Holmes by the people who know her best.  Holmes has faced what many would say is unbelievable tragedy, yet continues to push through. In the midst...

NCAA ruled that athletes can be compensated for their name, image and likeness. Photo Courtesy of NCAA.

Name, image and likeness changing the landscape of collegiate athletics

Kaleigh Tingelstad August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON -- University of Oklahoma volleyball player Aysia Hartey is looking forward to being able to earn more money marketing herself.  “I think it’s cool to be able to sell a jersey in your...

Oklahomans take on Washington at Girls Nation

Oklahomans take on Washington at Girls Nation

Kolby Terrell August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON - At this year’s Girls Nation, two young women from Oklahoma shared their experiences serving as senators in a mock congress and exploring the nation’s capital.  Girls Nation is hosted...

When COVID-19 struck the Navajo Nation last year, Zoel Zohnnie realized elders and others were unable to access water stations. So he purchased a water tank and started hauling water to them. (Photo courtesy of MJ Harrison)

Q&A: How one warrior mobilized to deliver water to the Navajo Nation

July 20, 2021

PHOENIX – Not long after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in 2020, Zoel Zohnnie was laid off from his pipe welding job. But the Tuba City, Arizona, native knew other members of the Navajo Nation were...

Roy Johnston, who facilitates talking circles as part of Native Health in Mesa, plays a drum as he sings a Tohono O’odham blessing. Although he’s a member of the Choctaw Nation, he uses Tohono O’odham songs in talking circles to acknowledge the people whose land he lives and works on. (Photo by Gianluca D’Elia/Cronkite News)

Shipping sage and praying on Zoom: How an Indigenous healing practice survived the pandemic

Gianluca D’Elia, Cronkite News July 16, 2021

PHOENIX – Angela Burks remembers hearing about COVID-19 reaching the U.S. right before Ash Wednesday last year. For the PascuGianluca D’Eliaa Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Easter holidays normally...

Alex Cameron, Washington D.C. correspondent of News 9, interviews Gaylord News reporter Libbey Dean in the Cannon Rotunda. (Gaylord News/ Vy Luong)

News 9 Washington DC correspondent Alex Cameron highlights Gaylord News program

Libbey Dean July 16, 2021

  WASHINGTON -- For years, OU’s Gaylord School of Journalism has been helping turn students into working journalists. More recently, the school has given a select few students the opportunity...

Windows at Tasty Thai in Del City were shattered in May. The restaurant was the target of burglary and vandalism four times during April and May. (Provided/Lyn Detphong)

Despite anti-hate crime bill, Oklahoma’s Asian American community faces difficulties

Vy Luong July 9, 2021

Lyn Detphong, a single mother balancing her job as a full-time nurse with ownership of a Thai restaurant, thought the worst of her struggles were ending earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic began...

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