GOLDEN GHETTO REPORTERS BEGGING INTERNETS FOR JOURNALISM CAREER!!! JOHNSON COUNTY DEAD TREE MEDIA LEFTOVERS: SHAWNEE POST DEBUTS CROWDFUNDING 2016 PLEDGE DRIVE!!!
A cadre of newsies in Johnson County aren't having much luck when it comes to turning a profit from advertisers who are mostly giving their cash to Google & Facebook.
It kinda reminds me of this one trust fund man-baby I worked for long ago who never had any luck reestablishing his newspaper glory days that his rich father bought for him during the go-go 1980s. I think he sells used luxury cars in the middle of a field in Nowheresville, Kansas nowadays. His buddies still troll the blog from time to time and make up lies about me not paying child support and using meth -- No, I never "slipped one past the goalie" given my VERY limited success and opportunity with the ladies and meth would pretty much kill me immediately given that I can't even order a venti cappuccino nowadays without talking way too loud for 15 minutes and then needing a nap. But I digress . . .
LET'S GIVE HARD EARNED CASH TO MIDDLE-CLASS JOHNSON COUNTY RESIDENTS PUTTING ON A COMMUNITY NEWS SOURCE!!!
Never mind that outlets like The Northeast News & The Platte County Landmark manage to write groundbreaking stories and sustain their endeavors without this kind of embarrassing display:
Shawnee Newz Dudes: 2016 Donation Campaign: ‘Why are you DOING THIS?!?!?!?’ and other frequently asked questions
In fairness, where fairness might not be deserved because these d-bags talk trash about our blog community all the time(s) . . . This Shawnee news venture has managed to encourage some notable writers to moonlight as of late. . . So their "schmooze" game must be tight.
Still, one of our more brilliant TKC readers asks . . .
"Shawnee Mission Post - Why donate to a for-profit venture? Why not apply for 501c3 status??? At least then donations would be tax deductible."
Good questions, let's not forget that "journalists" are notoriously low paid and one of Donald Trump's key to success has been to mock the dying profession . . . So much so that newsie attacks are part of the Hillary campaign.
The fact is . . . Tax subsidy maintains Kansas City's largest daily newspaper . . . Without it they wouldn't be able to maintain their newsprint endeavor.
Accordingly, we notice these Shawnee dudes earning increased notoriety because they're able to make friends in the closed Kansas City's media scene that doesn't have space for many "real" conservatives (beyond talk show dorks) OR minorities for that matter . . . So, take note of their pledge drive to help power these middle-class journalists as they continue their careers and the public can now join their parents in the public service crowd funding!!!
You decide . . .