We never charge or accept payment to run a news story, a death notice, an obituary, a court report, police report or any other news content we publish on this site.
This is a news site designed with a simple purpose in mind: We want to give you the news in the quickest, easiest format possible. Our aim is to deliver news that's happening in a format so simple that you can easily get a handle on everything going on around you in five minutes or less.
To that end, we have dispensed with a lot of the clutter you'll see on a typical news site, and instead focused on just the stories. This is by design. We don't have a lot of links for you to wade through or a lot of steps you have to take before you can get the news. Our site is here to get you up to speed quickly.
One side-effect of that method of delivering news is that our stories cover 'just the facts,' and nothing more. Our focus is on getting the news to you now, not tomorrow, as traditional newspapers have always done. If you want to read about a single story for 20 minutes and you don't mind waiting until tomorrow, newspapers are perfect for that, and we don't mind you reading them. But if you want to read what's going on right now, you're at the right place.
The simple answer is no. A "blog" is a web log of someone's opinion on whatever subject they're writing about, most often their own lives. MuskogeeNOW.com strives to keep opinion completely out of our stories, and whenever an opinion is necessary, it is clearly labeled as such. Too many news outlets try to tell you what to think about the news. We just tell you what's going on and let you make up your own mind on what to think about it.
We cover news as it happens, and that means sometimes what is known about a story changes after we have initially reported it. When that happens, we will note that, and unlike many other news sources, we won't hide the fact that we had to change it as more information became available. The nature of reporting on developing news is that we learn facts and report them to you as we learn them. As those facts are modified or change, we note it in our stories.
We think this is the future of news, and our rapidly expanding readership seems to agree. Thank you for taking the ride with us!
We do not allow our advertisers to track you or to place cookies or other code snippets on your computer. Sites such as Google and Facebook are notorious for tracking their users beyond their own sites to the end of targeting advertisements to you based on the other sites you look at. We find this process reprehensible, and we refuse to engage in it or allow our advertisers to use us to engage in it. We do not track anything you do outside this site, and the only things we track on this site are your IP address and which pages on CITYNOW.com you look at, which helps us understand what things we're doing right.
Simply put, an ad on our site gives you more and better exposure than on any other media source, period, no qualifications. And we do it cheaper than them, too.
To inquire about advertising, contact us under the "About" in the main page menu, or check out our rate sheet. CITYNOW.com is 100 percent advertiser supported, so please visit our advertisers to let them know you appreciate them.
We do not report names of victims of crimes if:
We also do not report on suicides unless one of the following criteria is met: