Kansas City newspapers continue their decline and the hope that community news would save the printed work is overwrought.
We linked it previously but our newsie friends are celebrating this report that offers a glimmer of hope:
It's a nice story but a comment on the piece is far more telling and offers a noteworthy perspective . . .
"I live in south KC, and enjoy the historical articles that often appear in the Martin City Telegraph, but the editorial bias of the paper is strongly slanted toward the Chamber of Commerce mentality, which means domination by commercial and development interests, and City bureaucracy (call it The Establishment for short). John Sharp, The Godfather of south KC politics, is a frequent contributor, and writes propaganda pieces in almost every edition."
And that brings us to another important Kansas City dead-tree tidbit . . .
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY ADVOCATE CALLS IT QUITS!!!
Okay, a few of your have already sent word about this local media development but it was news to me . . . Here's their end game line:
The Jackson County Advocate which "has served the Grandview and South Kansas City communities since 1953" will cease publication at the end of this month.
And so, as the most KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS tell us . . . "That Flatland headline is looking flatfooted."
Developing . . .