Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma Watch is a statewide investigative news organization created in late 2010. Our staple is in-depth, data-driven stories and we distribute our content to about 100 news outlets around the state for republication for free. Increasingly we are developing multimedia content with video, stills and interactive tables or data visualizations. We also hold public forums on critical issues and we bring on college interns in journalism and public relations to dig into the severe human-needs problems that afflict our state.

Keaton Ross

Keaton Ross covers underserved communities for Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit investigative news outlet based in Oklahoma City. Ross is a spring 2020 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Talon. (He majored in journalism and minored in political science.) In March 2020, Ross’ reporting on an admissions counselor who led a racist activity at an area high school was cited by several national news outlets, including The New York Times. As an intern at The Oklahoman in 2019, Ross covered topics ranging from the national impact of the state’s opioid trial to a 93-year-old man riding his bike across Oklahoma. In 2018, Ross interned with The Norman Transcript.