Sunday, July 21, 2019
TKC READERS NOTICE KANSAS CITY STAR CIRCULATION PLUMMETS AS NEWSPAPERS DISAPPEAR FROM SHELVES SUNDAY!!!
Look around and notice EVERYBODY with a phone pushed in front of their face . . . Meanwhile, humanity reading anything but their mobile devices is a rarity.
To wit, here's an important note for our blog community and a local slice of life . . .
"Hey TKC, Did the Star publish a newspaper today? Didn't see a copy at three different convenience stores in Midtown today. A friend of mine at Starbucks also told me that most of the local shops are ahead of the game and already cancelled their newspaper subscriptions because they just go straight in the recycling bin. Today, I noticed there wasn't a single newspaper on the street or any of the places I usually look. Hate to admit it but I do make reading Sunday papers a habit and was only able to pick up the Wall Street Journal this Sunday. Not that I miss it much, but just like YOUR rhetorical tap dancing. It's good for a laugh now and then."
Thanks! I guess . . . And to be fair, I haven't noticed the absence of the newspaper because I rarely look at it but have noticed the KC Star paywall has improved and more people are just picking up or linking stuff from A VARIETY OF OTHER SOURCES locally.
Further reading on the tenuous fate of print media . . .
CNN: Starbucks will stop selling newspapers
Townhall: Oh Goodie, We Have Local Newspapers Advising Illegals On How to Avoid ICE Too
Politico: The End Times of the Political Cartoon
Developing . . .