Apropos to finish #TBT, we share a glimpse at Kansas City's dead-tree legacy fighting for relevance.
Once again, Jimmy C desperately desires to position himself as a local journalism authority and final verdict on dead-tree media reporting . . . Sadly, he's just stumbling upon a fact we've been blogging for years.
And he's extolling the virtues of a pay-for-play development blogger who actually has a pretty nifty
scam advertorial deal going .
Here's the money line . . .
"Hardy’s story was a screed against tax-incentive projects, aimed at agitating reader sentiments against any and all such projects. Collison’s story, on the other hand, did what a news story should do — lay out all the facts, quote people on both sides of the issue and let the readers come to their own conclusions."
He's right about his former employer . . . As for the development blogger . . . It's enough that his side won the day.
The punchline . . .
IF ANYBODY WAS REALLY READING THIS INSIDE BASEBALL BLATHER THAN THE VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT!!!
It's easy for
bloggers journalists to get carried away with their influence and forget that beauty vlogs have far bigger audience than most KC TV news stations.
Meanwhile . . .
Old school Kansas City scribes don't seem to be enjoying their golden retirement years at all and still struggle to speak to the plebs about big money corruption that continues despite more than a few people screaming into the digital void long after dead-tree content has been recycled.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
A senior development reporter, formerly of The Star, shows how to cover a big story accurately and fairly. The Star, on the other hand, blows it.
Today I read two stories about the same subject -- an insurance company's proposal to build a new office building near Crown Center -- but they were so different it was almost like they were about different projects. One story was by KC Star development reporter Kevin Hardy; the other was by CityScene KC website...