TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! PITCH EXPLAINS MOVE TO MONTHLY MAGAZINE PUBLICATION AMID DOUBTS FROM KANSAS CITY NEWSIES!!!
Last month our blog community of KICK-ASS INSIDERS was FIRST to report that The Pitch was switching to a monthly schedule.
Later on, they talked to community radio and confirmed our online FIRST NEWS . . .
Now, check their written explanation that offers strange dream interpretation prologue and a great deal of reassurance . . .
"With this issue, The Pitch — an irregularly printed flier from the postpunk record-store underground that became a weekly stick in the mainstream eye — unyokes itself from a decades-old model in favor of 12-times-a-year publication. We’ll have glossy covers. We’ll have new layouts on slick pages. You could almost put us on a coffee table . . . The Pitch is keeping its bite, too. Yes, we’re graduating from thin, smudgy paper to a more fashionable stock, and we’re eager to publish excellent photos to go with our coverage of arts, food, drink and entertainment. But we will, in print and online, continue to challenge local and regional players and institutions. "
Even a cursory link of this screed reveals that the editor is trying to convince himself more than anybody else.
And so, once again we hand the discussion over to our blog community . . .
WILL THE PITCH SURVIVE THE MOVE TO MONTHLY MAGAZINE PUBLICATION???
Stepping up their Internets game would improve their odds but even on this story they were scooped by more nimble local journalism powered by the Tony's Kansas City blog community. In fact, with fewer hands on deck The Pitch has struggled to keep up social media engagement and more frequent updates during the week.
Moreover . . .
JUST ASK ANY LOCAL NEWSIE IN KANSAS CITY AND THEY DON'T THINK THIS IS A GOOD MOVE FOR THE PUBLICATION THAT PARTED WAYS WITH MOST OF THEIR TOP JOURNALISTS!!!
And so, another publication teeters on the brink of collapse as our loose digital gathering of sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies and dickheads continues to lead the Kansas City discourse.