About The US Inquirer
The US Inquirer is a regional newspaper based and published in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and serving the Midwest City and Tinker Air Force Base area, funded by Digital First Media.
The US Inquirer was founded in 2007, published in 3 editions weekly, one on Tuesday, one on Thursday, and a weekend edition on Saturday. These papers were delivered to newspaper racks in various public places across Midwest City, Oklahoma and Tinker Air Force base, as well as a second-class direct mail subscription. In 2013, we expanded to deliver to some areas of the Oklahoma metropolitan area, also removing the pay-to-access locks on the newspaper machines due to declining readership, instead opting to rely on in-paper advertisements. In 2015 we expanded content to include national news, not just local news. In 2022, we expanded to an online format, available for access on us-inquirer.com and powered by Google advertisements.
The US Inquirer’s peak circulation was in May 2008, at 17,350 weekly distributed, including 1,700 delivery subscribers (a total of 5,100 print editions sent to subscribers weekly). Current circulation (as of December 2021) was 550 physical distributed weekly.
We continue to broaden our recruiting outreach by effectively establishing communication with recruiting resources in the broadcasting community, professional organizations, community based organizations and outreach through our corporate and local newspaper job opportunities. Examples of the efforts made by the paper in this employment unit include an ongoing internship program with regional colleges and high schools. Our department managers attend job fairs at local and regional colleges in an effort to recruit candidates with an interest in a broadcast related field. We have also had numerous local schools come to our station for tours, and our news staff has gone directly to schools to speak to them about careers in journalism.
In addition, our newspaper participates in high school career workshops that introduce journalism careers to high school and middle school students.
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