About Us

"As an independent news organization, we strive to report news and information with fairness and balance. While being the official news organization of the Osage Nation, we base our news judgements on our loyalties to our readers and Osage citizens, and we are not directly beholden to the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Osage Nation."

- mission statement of the Osage News

Osage News
604 Kihekah
Pawhuska, OK 74056

P: (918) 287-5668
F: (918) 699-5282
E: osagenews@osagenation-nsn.gov

PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH
To obtain republishing rights for original Osage News articles and photos, please call 918-287-5668 or e-mail the Osage News at osagenews@osagenation-nsn.gov. Osage News Fax number: (918) 699-5282.

All re-published Osage News content must have the Osage News URL (www.osagenews.org) added to the story. If the story is republished on a Web site, the Osage News URL must link back to the Osage News home page. Stories must have the following sentence added to the end of the article: This story originally was published by the Osage News (osagenews.org) and is used with permission.

COMMENT POLICY
You must be a registered user, with a valid email address, to post comments. You are solely responsible legally for the content of your Submissions. However, while OsageNews.org does not and cannot review every Submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, OsageNews.org reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

POLICIES
Code of Ethics based on SPJ model and Osage Nations ethics code
The Osage News serves all Osage people equally, regardless of location.

EDITORIAL BOARD
No endorsement of political candidates.
No editorials from the paper’s reporters, editor.
No gifts accepted from, or given to, elected officials or employees of Osage Nation in an official capacity. Exceptions where culturally appropriate.

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS
The Osage News prints corrections and clarifications, both online and in the monthly newspaper. Please contact Editor Shannon Shaw Duty if you have a correction or clarification.

ADVERTISING
Paid: Set rates are open to anyone for any purpose, at the discretion of the editor and/or board of directors.
Free: Osage Nation programs advertising for events benefitting Osage people.

CLASSIFIEDS
Set rates, open to anyone for any purpose, at the discretion of the editor and/or board of directors.

NOTICES: weddings, anniversaries, births, deaths, obituaries
Free; all information provided by reader.
50 word limit for weddings, births, anniversaries and birthday announcements
100 word limit for community announcements

COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Compiled by staff from information provided by readers and Osage Nation programs; subject to news/community service value

CRIME AND COURTS
In keeping with policy of serving all Osage people equally, there will be no reporting of routine crime and court events such as an “Osage County police blotter”; Exceptions include when a criminal event or conviction becomes a legitimate story of interest to readers.

REPORTING
The Osage News seeks to cover news in all its complexity.
No one-source stories, including both documentation and people.
No anonymous sources, except with the approval of the editor who must know the identity of the source.
The Osage News is not a substitute for the due-process provided by the Osage Nation’s policies and procedures.
No gifts accepted from, or given to, elected officials or employees of Osage Nation in an official capacity. Exceptions where culturally appropriate.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Osage News publishes PSAs for free, both online or in the monthly newspaper. Please contact Editor Shannon Shaw Duty if you wish to publish a PSA.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Respectful and informative to the reader.
May be edited for grammar, clarity and space. 500 word limit.

WANT TO BUY PHOTO PRINTS?
For an 8 x 10 Color photo: $15
For an 8 x 10 Black and White photo: $10
Call (918) 287-5668 for more information or email osagenews@osagenation-nsn.gov