Dead Tree Debate: Should We Feel Sorry For The Kansas City Star During Its Demise???
When they were on top . . . Corporate newspaper journalists were merciless with their power and threw down rhetorical lightning bolts from on high like the Greek god Zeus. Now some of the most formidable columnists from the newspaper glory days are mostly just trying to make a buck off their crappy blogs and social media profiles like everybody else in the world . . . A conversation about "journalism" is mostly a navel-gazing bad joke and the greatest accomplishment of Prez Trump so far might be exposing the useless cacophony of the world's biggest news outlets which have very little influence over the real world.
Still, Kansas City has a soft spot for nostalgia and here's public radio lamenting the decline of their colleagues and former coworkers. Take a peek:
The owner of the Kansas City Star has a tentative agreement to sell the newspaper's headquarters at 1729 Grand Blvd., since 1911 a downtown landmark where a young Ernest Hemingway once reported.