Sunday, December 22, 2019
TKC Reader: Kansas City Star Now Hiring Anti-Gun Propagandists?!?!
As always, we credit our blog community watchdogs with this perspective on the last ditch efforts of print media to save themselves from obsolescence . . . Read more:
TKC Reader: New Funding For McCaltcchy Jobs
The Star and Wichita Eagle currently have multiple job openings . . . All funded by The Ground Truth Project/Report for America. Judging by the descriptions and mission statements, the positions do not include that vaunted "objectivity" constantly trumpeted by newspapers. They all seem to be based upon Democratic talking points, and why shouldn't they, since Report for America is largely funded by left-leaning organizations.
I'm pretty sure that Report for America is the successor to Media Matters . . . Same goals, but with enough money to buy a more well-coiffed illusion of credibility within the press at large.
The positions are being advertised on journalismjobs.com; Also check the self-description of Report for America.
I'm not sure if McClatchy thinks this is how they save themselves (grant money), if they're just trying to go out with an ideological bang, or if they're hoping to win a few phony journalism prizes in the hopes that might raise the price a trifle before all their papers are auctioned off at a fire sale.
It may be as simple as that they wish to promote Dem party points . . . This being an election year and all.
You decide . . .