Thursday, June 16, 2016

KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA DEMISE CONTINUES: PITCH DIDN'T EVEN WRITE THEIR COVER STORY THIS WEEK!!!



Hard times for alternative print journalism continue as one of the best weekly newspapers in Kansas City's history seems to be struggling.

This passage preceded the cover story this week for The Pitch:

Editor's Note: The Intercept, an online magazine dedicated to investigative journalism, published this story on June 7. Because its depth surpasses what many Kansas City media outlet has devoted to this case, The Pitch is republishing it in print this week (with minimal editing for space), in cooperation with The Intercept. Read and share the complete story, and see video at theintercept.com

We linked this last week but it's worth linking again since The Pitch is reblogging it, in print form . . .

Tased in the Chest for 23 Seconds, Dead for 8 Minutes, Now Facing a Lifetime of Recovery
Now . . .

Call this MSM taking over local news OR realize that "journalism" continues to evolve in Kansas City and The Pitch not only sabotaged their website, relies too much on social media but now has given up writing their own stories for the moment. Seriously, this isn't hateration, we hope the mag can recover as it has so many times before over the years . . . The Pitch is truly one of Kansas City's most important publications unfairly targeted because if it's strong editorial voice that has endured year after year and deserves to survive the digital age.

You decide . . .

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The Intercept is an awesome online magazine.

Anonymous said...

The Pitch is certainly not the paper it used to be when it was locally owned and very profitable. We had a relative who worked there, and she fought every week just to get space because they sold so much advertising. Then the local owner sold it, and a whole group of drunken idiots came in from out of town and started running it to the ground. That was about 15 years ago, and it has been downhill ever since. It is just a shadow of what it used to be, and even the entertainment venues don't advertise in it like they used to.
I know that it is easy to blame the internet and our modern communications habits. Unfortunately the Pitch could not or would not adapt. It is almost like they want to be the KC Star. Wonder why, because that organization is almost gone.

Anonymous said...

The Pitch is a boring piece of shit. Every week they run some boring Q&A interview with some boring local hipster. Every one of these alleged celebrities has two things in common: they are cute, and they talk in hipster marketing platitudes. They are invariably people who are as remarkable as mud.

Anonymous said...

Do they still have the sex column? The one where people would talk about their giant schlongs and getting stuff stuck in their butt.

Anonymous said...

Is Charles F. no longer writing for the Pitch? I haven't seen a review from him in weeks.

STEVE CROTCHROT said...

I'M AT THE STAR NOW, NIGGERS! I ATTENDED MY FIRST MEETING THIS MORNING WHERE CITY HALL AND THE STREETCAR PEOPLE TELL US WHAT TO WRITE!

HAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

7:41. Yes.