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Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here

June 10th 2019

Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2019) Ferndale, MI – The Oakland County Times began a decade ago with the launch of The Ferndale One-Fifteen News.  This online magazine came out on the first and fifteenth of each month for a couple of years before making […]

Join the OC Times Readers Club to Support Local Journalism, and Get Perks!

March 25th 2019

Join the OC Times Readers Club to Support Local Journalism, and Get Perks! The new Readers Club Program makes it fun to be part of Oakland County Times, while also keeping this community resource going and growing! Grassroots Level $5+/month Entry in monthly contest Flower Power Level $15+/month Entry in monthly contest, your name on […]

Metro Times, Freep, and Others Fall Victim to Content Theft, Bad Bot Translations

February 22nd 2019

Metro Times, Freep, and Others Fall Victim to Content Theft, Bad Bot Translations (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2019) Ferndale, MI- Metro Times, Detroit Free Press (Freep), and Clarkston News are among an untold number of publications whose online articles are being ripped off and slightly changed by a website operator profiting from the thefts. […]

On Giving Tuesday, Remember Local Journalism

November 27th 2018

On Giving Tuesday, Remember Local Journalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Giving Tuesday is a time to consider what causes matter to you. Oakland County Times is a place for many of the things that matter to our readers. If you believe in the power of independent journalism to keep citizens informed about what’s […]

Springtime: Sink or Swim for Local Journalism

May 10th 2018

Springtime: Sink or Swim for Local Journalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Memorial Day kicks off several busy months here in Oakland County. With nearly every city and village bustling with events, lots of great community service happening, the wheels of local government turning, and election season beginning – there is a […]

Movies at Madison Hts Library: May 14 The Post and Jumanji Welcome….

May 4th 2018

  Movies at Madison Hts Library: May 14 The Post and Jumanji Welcome…. Madison Heights, MI-  Come to the Madison Heights Library to see a free movie. Check out the schedule below: MONDAY, MAY 14 4:00 – JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG13) 6:30 – THE POST (PG13) SATURDAY, MAY 19 12:00 – PADDINGTON 2 […]

Presentation on News, Social Media, Divisive Politics March 7

February 24th 2018

Presentation on News, Social Media, Divisive Politics March 7 Southfield, MI –  How do journalists and publicists uphold the truth in these very troubling, divisive times? The Detroit Press Club and Southfield Public Library present a distinguished panel of journalists and media experts, including Matt Roush, Jennifer Cherry Foster, Eddie Allen and Ed Garsten. The […]

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video)

March 25th 2017

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI – Oakland County Times founder Crystal A. Proxmire was recently interviewed by Chuck Moss for the television and internet-based program Eye on Oakland. Discussion focused on developments and transit in communities like Holly, Ferndale, Royal Oak, […]

Baldwin Library Offers Unlimited Access to the New York Times

February 8th 2017

Baldwin Library Offers Unlimited Access to the New York Times (Baldwin Library, Feb. 8, 2017) BIRMINGHAM, MI- Visitors to the Baldwin Library can now enjoy unlimited access to the New York Times online. Stay up-to-date on breaking news, reviews, multimedia, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, and more. In recent years, […]

15 Reasons to Support Oakland County 115 News

November 30th 2016

15 Reasons to Support Oakland County 115 News (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The Oakland County 115 News started in 2009 with just one city.  In the past seven years we have grown in many ways that help keep readers “informed, inspired, and united.” Here are some of the good things […]