Kansas City dead-tree media has been forced to suffer yet another humiliation as their operation continues to cut back.
And now . . .
KANSAS CITY STAR WILL NO LONGER OCCUPY THEIR FORMER GLASS & STEEL PREMIER DOWNTOWN LOCATION!!!
Confirmation . . .
"The Star will vacate its building at 1601 McGee St. by the end of 2021. As part of the transition, the newspaper will move printing to a third party, beginning in the first quarter of 2021. The changes come after parent company McClatchy, which owns 30 U.S. news organizations, including The Star, The Miami Herald and The Sacramento Bee, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February."
"They went on to say that 68 full-time and 56 part-time production employees will be laid off. They will be eligible for a severance. "
There's additional spin about "investing in journalism" and other inside jokes intended to convince the elderly and/or the naive.
Sadly, the paper continually cutting back isn't a sign of success and confirms a continued decline in advertising, subscribers and revenue.
Developing . . .