The Norman Transcript

125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary
  • 125thMr.Belknapandcarriers Former Transcript publisher remembered

    Ascending from paper boy to manager to advertising salesman, publisher and owner of The Norman Transcript, Harold R. Belknap’s strong work ethic and passion for the news is still associated with the paper today....

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  • Former Post editor recalls start as paper newsboy at Norman Transcript

    It all began with some fatherly advice and a subconscious spark that would cultivate a love for writing. With a bike underneath him and newspapers beside him, Doug Feaver, a former editor at the Washington Post, began his career in news ...

    July 11, 2014

  • 20130917_Andy.jpg Transcript providing news, 125 years later

    Cub Scout tours routinely visit The Transcript office during the school year. I always point out the newspaper’s first edition hanging on the wall. It was July 13, 1889. Invariably, some young Scout will ask me if I was the editor then. ...

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  • calvinhelmet. Mainstay Calvin Steves not bashful about peddling Norman Transcript

    Legendary newspaper seller Calvin Steves is like the preacher who has to go two counties away to let his hair down. Sit with him in a restaurant or walk down the street and everyone calls out his name. He gets free drinks and free rides ...

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 125thProduction2.jpg Norman Transcript now more technology-based

    In 2004, Paul Russell retired after 40 years with The Norman Transcript. In the early years, he worked with hot metal typesetting in composing which later became the production department....

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  • 20140626_John Orth 3(2).jpg Longtime employees remember industry changes

    As The Norman Transcript celebrates its 125th anniversary, two longtime Transcript employees took a look back at how the newspaper industry has changed since they’ve worked there. Press foreman John Orth, the employee who has worked at ...

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo