Has anyone noticed that The Star has had some really outstanding stories lately? Among others... :: The five-part series on Missouri's underfunded and beaten-down public defender system. :: The co-opting of Independence Mayor Eileen Ware and other Independence City Council members by companies that sought, and got, multi-million-dollar contracts for projects either dubious or overpriced....
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Blogging Kansas City Star Dead-Tree Corporate Journalism Regrets
This missive from one of the many former newspaper dudes offering freebie content on the local Internets is worth consideration if only because it offers a personal look at horrible financial decisions confronting local scribes. Still, hype for low-rent newspaper content forgets that TV, community news and even radio have more than filled in the local "news hole" (ew) as the daily newspaper transitions into a non-profit lobbying effort for old school progressives . . . You decide: