Thursday, March 12, 2020

KANSAS CITY STAR REMOVES PAYWALL FOR CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE!!!



From a better link blogger offering a worthwhile glimpse at the media game that has been under the radar so far AND a check of this town's embattled newspaper parent company . . .

Kottke: Media Paywalls Dropped for COVID-19 Crisis Coverage

Deets:

"Due to the continuing worldwide COVID-19/coronavirus crisis and in order to make information about the pandemic more accessible to the public, several publications have dropped their paywalls specifically for their coronavirus coverage (thanks to everyone who responded to my tweet about this).

Among them are The Atlantic, WSJ, Talking Points Memo, Globe and Mail, Seattle Times, Miami Herald (and other McClatchy-owned properties) . . .

Here's today's local newspaper pandemic roundup that seems to be free for now . . .


'It's going to be similar to 9/11:' KC restaurants, hotels brace for coronavirus fallout

Kathy Zeller flew more than 1,000 miles on Wednesday to watch the Kansas Jayhawks play in the Big 12 basketball tournament. But when the conference canceled the tournament Thursday - the latest in a string of coronavirus-related disruptions- she decided to pay an airline change fee to head back home to Las Vegas two days early.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for them, finally a wise decision

Anonymous said...

She could have stayed another day to visit the Genghis Khan exhibit at Union Station.

Anonymous said...

KMBC and KCTV5 have better coverage. Too little, too late.

Anonymous said...

They can’t even get people to read their trash for free so....

Anonymous said...

^^because they're all dead or dying so...

Anonymous said...

^^... or they don't know how to write cursive or read any kind of print.