NORMAN — Newspapers give soul to a community. They inform and engage readers. They entertain and sometimes persuade. They are changing, too.
The newspaper business today is not like it was when Purcell newspaperman Ed Ingle stepped off the train here in 1889. He staked a claim near what is now Main Street and Santa Fe and began planning his first edition.
The Transcript began publishing 125 years ago this weekend. Our first issue, July 13, 1889, came less than three months after the April 22, 1889 land run.
The Transcript, often a weekly version in its early days, was the survivor of about a dozen newspapers that have called Norman home. Today, Transcript media covers print, online and Norman KIDS Magazine.
Our readers, advertisers, employees and carriers have stuck with us over the years. For that, we are most appreciative.
Today’s 125th birthday celebration and open house gives the public a chance to tour the newspaper office, visit with the staff and let us thank you for being a loyal customer.
Stop by the newspaper at 215 E. Comanche between 4 and 8 p.m. today. We look forward to seeing you here.
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