KANSAS CITY MEDIA BATTLE OVER END OF YEAR CRIME STATS: ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CALLS OUT NEWSPAPER SCRIBE CHRISTINE VENDEL!!!
The process of making the news often confounds the uninitiated but here @ TKC we are initiated (aren't we Bruce?) and we know it's really not that hard.
News comes from helpful and valuable SOURCES that lead journalists (or even bloggers) in the right direction.
Like it or not, Alonzo Washington is a RESOURCE to both his community and he often works with traditional mainstream media reporters both locally and nationally.
To wit . . .
TODAY, ACTIVIST ALONZO WASHINGTON CALLS OUT KANSAS CITY STAR REPORTER CHRISTINE VENDEL REGARDING A PRESSER AND END OF YEAR CRIME STATS REPORTING!!!
Here's the sitch according to Mr. Washington in his own words and according to his Twiter feed:
Mr. Washington notices a troubling similarity . . .
Background on the sitch . . .
Insight on tense Kansas City media relations with one of the most prolific local crime activists . . .
And then, a question that references the Dead Tree Media code of ethics . . .
UPDATE: NOW KCPD RESPONDS TO ALONZO WASHINGTON TWITTER WITH THEIR TIMELINE OF THE EVENT . . .
The controversy is developing on Mr. Washington's Twitter Feed . . . FOLLOW IT!!!
Now, TKC READERS MUST DECIDE . . . And realize that even the most accomplished journalist like Ms. Vendel (a 20-year veteran who has won a string of national awards for her work) is still dependent on solid sources for information.
Developing . . .