THE PITCH CAN ONLY PROFIT BY WAY OF CORPORATE SPONSORED CONTENT AND ADVERTORIAL GARBAGE!!!
The rub (ewwww) here is that FEAST already plays this game far more skillfully. Also, let's be honest, The Pitch has tried this tactic and it didn't work - Don't think that we didn't notice a huge full-page advert for years promoting a lame shopping district controlled by a huge law firm and then a subsequent dearth of reporting from the paper on otherwise interesting Eastern Jack antics.
And so . . . The only thing fun about this local media ploy will be watching the new owners have their illusions about "journalism" (lulz) destroyed and then grow frustrated with the money losing albatross tied around their neck. Join the club, bitches.
TKC Free Advice: New owners should fear former Kansas City Star writers who not only are in desperate need of a check but also want to sink every "alternative" media outlet in town in order to fund research into a time machine that can take us all back to the gilded corporate age of newspapers - 1989.
Best of luck . . . Now read the hype and the far more optimistic origin story from a woefully similar local sponsored content outlet . . .
Local ownership of The Pitch will preserve the Kansas City alternative news publication's voice, as well as expanding digital content for readers, and promotions and services for advertisers, Stephanie Carey said. "I love the independent voice.