State newspapers are cutting back

Oklahoma newspapers continue to close, publish less often and merge.

The Tulsa World announced last month that it was laying off 28 workers. The publisher blamed “a changing dynamic of the media business” and a “struggling” Oklahoma economy. On February 22, the Tulsa World parent company stopped publication of the Broken Arrow Ledger.

The Miami News-Record has cut back to two issues per week, with a weekend edition on Friday and another edition on Tuesdays. The 114-year-old paper may the oldest continuous business in the Miami area. The Okarche Chieftain has moved its offices to Yukon and changed its name to the Yukon Progress. Publisher Randy K. Anderson also owns the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette, which is also in Canadian County.