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Published 12/18/2019 | Reading Time 2 min 20 sec
TULSA, Okla. – After six years of publishing The Tulsa Voice as a twice-monthly, stand-alone newspaper and website, Langdon Publishing is moving the publication into an expanded TulsaPeople Magazine and a new digital section on TulsaPeople.com, effective Jan. 1.
“It is with professional pride that we created The Tulsa Voice in November 2013, and published an award-winning newspaper for six years,” said publisher Jim Langdon of Langdon Publishing. “The changes we are making reflect a planned and proactive move to enable us to better serve our readers and advertisers with a high-quality product that allows us to thrive in an ever-changing media landscape, while continuing to provide print and online content at no cost to our readers.”
In each issue of TulsaPeople Magazine, readers will turn to The Voice to learn more about the local music scene and the performing arts, as well as popular sections “The Haps,” “Cannaculture” and “Bookworm,” plus more.
On TulsaPeople.com, the Voice’s new home, there will be online exclusives, updated music listings and calendar of events, adoptable pets through a partnership with the Tulsa SPCA, and a docu-concert video series from People to Wave To. On social media, The Voice will continue to be a source of local arts and entertainment information on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Langdon said the opportunity to expand and enhance TulsaPeople is a benefit of the merger. He added that by eliminating The Voice’s bi-monthly print frequency, the team of editors and writers will be able to spend more time curating information for both the magazine’s print readers and online users.
“Magazines are in a different space than newspapers because of their unique characteristics such as print quality and the longer reading life of each issue. Readers and advertisers like those things,” said Langdon, who launched TulsaPeople Magazine in 1986. “Our team is excited to join forces in creating entertaining and informative content through our print and online products that offer in-depth features, photo galleries, videos, newsletters and our bi-monthly podcast Tulsa Talks.”
The Voice section in TulsaPeople and TulsaPeople.com will be curated and produced by the publication’s award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and graphic designers. Blayklee Freed is the editor and Kyra Bruce is the digital editor. They will work closely with TulsaPeople’s editorial leadership team of Editor Anne Brockman, City Editor Morgan Phillips, Digital Editor Tim Landes and Art Director Madeline Crawford. The Tulsa Voice’s editor for the past 17 months, Jezy Gray, previously announced his decision to leave the publication at year-end and return to Oklahoma City where he will be a writer/editor at Oklahoma Contemporary.
The final print issue of The Tulsa Voice is now available across Tulsa. The first new expanded issue of TulsaPeople will be on newsstands beginning Dec. 30.
Langdon Publishing Company is a family-owned media company founded in Tulsa in 1986 by Jim Langdon and wife Juley Roffers. The company was started with the creation of TulsaPeople, the award-winning city magazine. In addition to TulsaPeople, Langdon Publishing also custom publishes Intermission Magazine for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center; Ovations! Magazine for The McKnight Center at Oklahoma State University; and produces The Tulsa Guest Guide, an annual in-room hotel book; and VisionTulsa, an annual economic development publication. The company also offers an award-winning website, weekly e-newsletters, a bi-monthly podcast and is active on social media. Jim Langdon is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.