Times are changing and the Osage News is changing with it.
Due to the revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and in an effort to cut costs of the Osage News, the newspaper will be subscription only beginning Sept. 1, 2020. The newspaper will still be free to all Osage tribal members who wish to receive it, but it must be requested with a subscription.
The Osage News Editorial Board met on June 1 and voted in favor of the measure. The newspaper currently has a distribution of 7,200.
The newspaper can also be downloaded in a PDF format from the News’ website.
According to Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, and reports made to the Osage Nation Congress, the Nation’s government may face a revenue shortfall of $16 million in the 2021 fiscal year. Since the Osage News is wholly tribally funded, the News will do its part to cut operation costs to a bare minimum.
We are currently taking subscription requests. There are four ways to subscribe:
- Email your full name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook message your full name and mailing address to the Osage News Facebook page.
- Call the Osage News office at (918) 287-5668
- Stop by the Osage News office at 604 Kihekah, Pawhuska, OK
All individuals who have made address changes and updates within the past year will be kept on the subscription list. This change does not affect those non-Osage individuals who already pay for a subscription.