Urban Tulsa Closes

Urban Tulsa Weekly has ceased publication after 22 years, reports Tulsa World:

The Tulsa World obtained an email sent Tuesday by Julie Skrzypczak, director of operations, announcing the closure to staff.

“As of this morning, UTW has officially stopped publishing,” she said in the email. “Thank you for your participation in the creative process and in UTW.” Skrzypczak said staff would be paid next week for their work published in October, and the website would be taken down next week. The Urban Tulsa‘s Twitter account has already been deactivated.

Launched in July 1991 as a monthly, Urban Tulsa switched to a weekly publication cycle in 1997. The publication joined AAN in 2007.

In an email, an advertising department staff member said, “We are all devastated at the closing of our city’s alt weekly.”