Monday, July 27, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! FORMER KANSAS CITY STAR NEWSMAN FINALLY CANCELS USELESS DEAD-TREE SUBSCRIPTION!!!
For hottie Lais, the newspaper is mostly just a wonderful prop whilst others have dedicated their entire careers to it . . .
Accordingly and whilst acknowledging that we don't always agree with this local blogger but respect his opinion on matters of newsprint . . .
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY BLOGGER AND FORMER NEWSMAN JIMMYC SHARES HIS REASONS FOR DUMPING THE DEAD-TREE EDITION OF THE KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
Given that he dedicated decades of his life to the institution, his words merit consideration:
After more than 50 years as a subscriber, I’m finished with The Star’s print edition
Here are the three reasons I decided to cancel . . .
1) The print product is not timely and not very good.
2) Ownership of The Star and the other McClatchy papers will soon transfer to a New Jersey-based hedge fund, and I don’t want to give a hedge fund any more money than absolutely necessary.
3) The customer service people at The Star, or maybe McClatchy, played a dirty trick on me: They raised my print subscription rate from $22.80 a month to $54.80 without notice.
And so . . .
If somebody who knows this paper better than anyone is opting out . . . His decision should resonate with readers paying for dead-tree abuse. Moreover, The Star without the print edition is mostly just another blog with less local content than other news outlets in Kansas City.
You decide . . .