Tulsa World Trimming Staff

Jul 16, 2013

The Tulsa World says it's cutting 50 jobs as it restructures under its new ownership in BH Media Group.

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Publisher Bill Masterson announced the cuts Monday. Twelve positions were eliminated immediately in the administrative, information technology and production departments, while the remaining cuts will occur over the next several months.

Masterson said several Tulsa World positions will be shifted to BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Co. For example, nine of the information technology positions that were eliminated will be transferred to BH Media Group. Masterson says those employees will still live in Tulsa.

In a letter to readers posted Tuesday, Masterson said the newspaper has "the hardest working, most informed group of news gatherers in this region" and says the company will work to support that.