Thursday, August 08, 2019
DEAD-TREE MEDIA SHAME!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY MAYOR MARK FUNKHOUSER FAILS AT MAGAZINE PUBLISHING, TOO!!!
Postscript on the misadventures of a one-term KCMO politico who lasted longer in the media game than as the leader of City Hall or at least the political assistant to his wife . . . Who must now carry the family with her writing skillz . . .
Here's his swan song . . .
After 32 years, the magazine of record for state and local government will discontinue operations.
Governing magazine has told important stories for over three decades. Stories from and about state and local government – what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called America’s laboratories of democracy.
So it is with a very heavy heart that we’re announcing that Governing will be discontinuing publication this fall. For the past several years, Governing and our parent company, e.Republic, have made continued investments in the magazine, in governing.com and in the numerous events we host throughout the country. Ultimately, however, Governing has proven to be unsustainable as a business in today’s media environment. We will cease publication of the monthly print magazine after September, and we will be ramping down our web presence and the rest of our operations over the next few months . . .
Signed by Publisher and former Mayor Mark Funkhouser
You decide . . .