Now that the old school institution is under the control of a private equity organization, they're probably correct to worry about more rigid demands.
HOWEVER, the reality is that dead-tree media is no longer vital to local democracy and a great deal of what the paper reports no longer drives the local conversation.
Still, here's the progressive and upbeat angle . . .
Journalists at the Kansas City Star have announced a campaign to form a union. Around 40 newsroom employees, excluding editors and editorial board members, have presented the Star's management with a request for voluntary recognition as the Kansas City News Guild. Veteran investigative reporter Mike Hendricks is one of the organizers of the guild.