Tuesday, December 10, 2019

KANSAS CITY STAR PREPS READERS FOR NEWS FAIL VIA TRAGIC E-MAIL BLAST!!!



Special thanks to KICK-ASS TKC READERS who sent this our way so we could post it FIRST . . . Here's run down a tacit admission that the news is now online. Take a look . . .

Important account information from The Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star is changing to ensure we are able to meet the needs of our readers and the communities we serve long into the future. More and more of our customers are engaging with our local journalism online. This is not unique to the Kansas City metro, it is a widespread trend in journalism, and in fact, many industries.

Starting March 14, we will launch a new weekend package with expanded newspapers on Fridays and Sundays and access to the Saturday edition exclusively online. While we will no longer produce a printed newspaper on Saturday, we will continue to publish the strong independent local journalism you expect from The Kansas City Star online seven days a week.

Here are the changes you can expect:

- Friday: The newspaper will have new puzzles as well as a new themed section called “Uplift,” your source of good news for the weekend.
- Saturday: We invite you to “go digital” and visit our website or eEdition, which replicates the experience of a printed newspaper online. You’ll also find our EXTRA EXTRA digital supplement with more national, international and entertainment news and Sports Xtra, our sports supplement.
- Sunday: In addition to the usual comics content, we will add the puzzles and comics that you love to read in your Saturday paper.
- If you are receiving your weekly TV book with your Saturday delivery it will now be delivered on Sunday.

With this change, your new subscription package will now include delivery on Sunday - Friday. Your subscription rate will remain the same and will also continue to include 7-day unlimited digital access. We now provide many different ways to connect with The Kansas City Star -- on our kansascity.com website, on mobile apps, newsletters, and on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. These digital platforms are accessible wherever you go and whenever you want.
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You readers could go on Twitter for free and get all the same stuff or sign up for WaPo or NYT where all the exact same sentiments start first.

Then again, the smartest news local news denizens hang out in this dump.

You decide . . .

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

OR Watching CNN is just as convenient and takes far less time. Sorry Star, dropped the sub back in 2011 and it was the best move I've made so far. Saved THOUSANDS.

KC Weirdo said...

And yet you still seem like a dumb-ass. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Former KC Star columnist. A very lonely one. Sad.

Remo said...

Read the journal if you enjoy reading. If not, all of the propaganda is readily available elsewhere for free.

Anonymous said...

^^^ cheap-ass.

I want some journalism! We got to give this corporation it's money so they can tell us what to think. Screw you buddy!

chuck said...

The only place to get breaking news about the malfeasance, perfidy taking place in this "dirty little town" is here, on TKC.

Anonymous commenters from City Hall, Developers with an ax to grind, Captains of local industry exposing the underbelly of relationships and smokey back room deals, it's here.

It just is what it is.

The KC Star is beholden and enslaved to the local Democrats in City Hall.

Anonymous said...

Relying for The Star for information is like using smoke signals. Im sure they did the trick a long time ago but now people have moved on.

Anonymous said...

A city with no investigative journalism and we wonder why the movers and shakers act like pigs at the trough.

It's just not like this in other major cities folks.

Anonymous said...

I halfway agree with you @11:06. But there are more than a dozen investigative journalists working at the four local TV stations. They've done a decent job in informing the city. If we left it up to the star, there would be nothing on the jackson county property tax crisis. And Fox4 filled in a lot of the details on the Rock Star burgers story.

Mark Alford's online interviews were very influencial in the mayoral election.

And KCPT's forums did their part too.

Journalism hasn't disappeared in KC. It has just moved out of the pages of the newspaper and their website.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget the Deep State! And the Progressives! And the Five Guys! And Wendy's for that matter!

Anonymous said...

Social media algorithms are actually much more detrimental to journalism. The local section is just another place where they want to turn into a profit center.

Anonymous said...

that all sounds like a lot more expensive than a twitter list. Sorry. NO SALE.

Anonymous said...

No surprise, but the Star's "enhanced" Friday and Sunday editions will consist of mostly puzzles and cartoons?
They forgot to mention uninteresting personal victimization stories and mostly articles from other newspapers and wire services.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

KCPT is nothing but slanted views 11:17 as they invite those to be on the panels expressing the views they want you to see. Get hard hitting people on there like Tony Chuck Super Dave hell even the Hyper dude if you want to see real truth and hard hitting questions.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the four remaining subscribers will manage

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read the first two lines of the KCS announcement I called BS on this. It is not to improve anything for the readers. It is to improve the lining of the KCS pockets.

Anonymous said...

wonder who makes the money off big city spending, just look at the owners of Baseball.