Things aren't looking good for the last remaining almost-daily in Kansas City.
Yesterday's high profile departure of a beloved
cheerleader sports columnist has eroded confidence in the newspaper even further.
Accordingly, our 2nd favorite old school newsie offers a dig at a long-suffering print honcho . . .
"Fannin is notoriously thin skinned. He once broke off a collaborative journalistic relationship with KCUR after KCUR ran a news story about the paper that Fannin didn’t like. It was a legitimate story, not a hit job."
But it gets worse . . .
Here's a tragic pandemic deet . . .
KANSAS CITY STAR NEWSIES STILL WORK FROM THEIR BASEMENTS LIKE BLOGGERS!!!
Check the dish picked out from a great deal of
navel gazing print media perspective . . .
"Another interesting thing about The Star is that it is essentially “homeless.” By that I mean all employees have left the big, green, former printing plant at 1601 McGee and are now working from home…with their own cellphones and self-procured Reporters Notebooks."
Lulz. Jimmy C thinks people still use paper.
Anyhoo . . .
There's some first rate nostalgia for the long lost
religion art of newspaper journalism in this post that's actually worth a peek . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
I'm sure many of you know by now that sports columnist Sam Mellinger will be leaving The Star within a few days and taking over as vice president of communications for the Kansas City Royals. It was interesting to me how The Star handled the Mellinger story.