Friday, September 04, 2020
THE PITCH ADMITS THEY'LL GO KAPUT WITHOUT KANSAS CITY DONATIONS!!!
Begging readers for money is the new hotness for Kansas City publications.
This blog once had a "Fun-Raiser" and we might do it again, so we're not here to judge.
In fact, a forthright, somewhat desperate and surprisingly honest plea for help from Pitch publisher Stephanie Carey offers more insight into the struggles of the publication.
The Pitch needs your help
Here's an admission that the new owner profit model has been corrupted by the pandemic . . .
"I wish our small, local media business could sustain itself on advertising alone, but the reader, we got hit twice. First with our own direct losses—all of our events that we cannot host right now, and then with the losses from local businesses that we once relied on for revenue. It’s the economic churn and burn of small businesses in 2020."
Amid the continued coronavirus depression locals are getting hit up for cash at every direction.
Hard times haven't just hit journalists . . .
Right now pr0n stars are having an increasingly hard time squeezing cash out of their followers on OnlyFans and those ladies are willing to reveal EVERYTHING for only a few bucks a month.
And therein lies the rub . . .
The Pitch offering "membership" isn't giving much beyond what they used to push on the public for free . . . Membership, paywalls and all manner of reader incentives along with good old fashioned begging might be the only way to save journalism in the future . . . But there are A LOT of newsies in the metro making the same offer (or pitch) to the public whilst locals remain tragically misinformed.
Developing . . .