Urban Tulsa Weekly

The Urban Tulsa Weekly was an independent weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 35,000 distributed to the Tulsa metropolitan area every Thursday.[1]

Urban Tulsa Weekly
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TypeAlternative weekly
PublisherKeith Skrzypczak
EditorKeith Skrzypczak
Ceased publicationNovember 5th, 2013
Headquarters710 South Kenosha
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120  United States
WebsiteUrban Tulsa Weekly

Published and edited by Keith Skrzypczak, the newspaper struggled for years under his erratic leadership before ultimately folding when its printer threatened a lawsuit over unpaid invoices.[2] The newspaper featured certain regular features including a "Capitolist" column by Arnold Hamilton, "Commentary" and "In the City."[3] The Weekly also featured an annual "Hot 100" list naming Tulsa's most influential people for the year.


On October 25, 2011, The Daily Cartoonist released an article announcing that Urban Tulsa cartoonist David Simpson had been accused of plagiarizing the work of Jeff MacNelly.[4]

Subsequent investigations by Poynter revealed another cartoon in which Simpson had plagiarized MacNelly's work.[5]


On November 5, 2013, it was reported that the Urban Tulsa Weekly had closed after operating for over twenty years.[6]


  1. ^ a b Urban Tulsa Weekly, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (accessed February 12, 2010).
  2. ^ [1], Tulsa World."
  3. ^ Urban Tulsa Weekly Web site (accessed February 12, 2010).
  4. ^ Gardner, Alan. "Simpson Accused of Plagiarizing MacNelly Cartoon," Daily Cartoonist (Oct. 25, 2011).
  5. ^ Gardner, Alan. "Simpson Plagiarizes Another MacNelly (Updated)," Daily Cartoonist (Oct. 31, 2011).
  6. ^ KJRH. "Urban Tulsa Weekly, alternative publication, reportedly closes its doors after more than 20 years" KJRH (November 5, 2013).

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