Friday, November 17, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MORE COMPLAINTS ATTACK SKYROCKETING KANSAS CITY STAR PRICES AMID DWINDLING SUBSCRIBERS!!!
The numbers for the Kansas City Star keep getting worse . . .
Here are a few not so fun facts . . .
Alliance for Audited Media circulation reports and a few others have transcribed . . .
- The average, paid circulation for the print version of The Star is 119,892.
That's not even a good doggie outrage post on Fakebook.
- The Star’s Sunday circulation has plunged by more than a third, and Monday to Friday circulation has dropped more than 25 percent.
Once again City Hall & Jackson County isn't getting much for their EPIC tax breaks.
- The Kansas City Star has lost nearly 200,000 Sunday subscribers in eight years.
The recent Sunday features that are slightly more interesting don't seem to be helping. Maybe because the issue is still mostly coupons that are now available online.
Now . . .
But all that is just trade mag blathering and the talking points of old codgers regarding "journalism" that everybody is getting Russian Facebook anyhoo.
Here's what's more fun . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS NOTE FROM A REGULAR TKC READER REGARDING THE SOARING PRICES OF KANSAS CITY STAR SUBSCRIPTIONS!!!
"The Star tried raising my prices for next year. They sent me an invoice for about $600 for an annual subscription. I like reading the paper but not that much. I called and called and after a week I got a hold of them and they did discount the rate. I'm not sure if I'd go through that kind of trouble again."
The fact is, this is a 77-year-old-dude who sent TKC this note and my guess is that hewill continue her patronage of the newspaper for years to come but he's obviously an outlier.
And so we ask once again . . .
ARE SKYROCKETING PRICES KILLING KANSAS CITY STAR SUBSCRIPTIONS???
OR WOULD MOST LOCALS SIMPLY LOOK TO THEIR PHONE FOR INFO???
You decide . . .