By D. FORREST CAMERON
Editor and Publisher
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers has added “District” to the Jenks Gazette name, resulting in the name “Jenks District Gazette.” The purpose is to reflect that the GTR Jenks District Gazette is targeted to the entire Jenks district, which includes much of South Tulsa as well as Jenks. Currently, GTR publishes 9,000 Jenks District Gazette papers among the total GTR print run of 37,500 papers.
GTR has also changed the name of its midtown edition to the Midtown Monitor from the original name of Tulsa Free Press, which has existed since its inception in 1995. The purpose of the name change is to better reflect the local target of the midtown edition, which is one of six papers published by GTR Newspapers.
GTR Newspapers was founded in 1993 with the publication of the Union Boundary, which targets the Union School District. The Tulsa Free Press and Jenks Gazette were founded in 1995 to target the Jenks and Tulsa School District areas. The Broken Arrow Express and Owasso Rambler were started in 1998, and the Bixby Breeze in 2002 with similar target markets.
Changing the name of the Tulsa Free Press to the Midtown Monitor and the Jenks Gazette to the Jenks District Gazette better identifies the target market, and also better explains the distribution of GTR Newspapers to the three sectors of the city of Tulsa.
The mastheads on all six papers have also been updated for a more streamlined marketing presence.
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