For those of us who are somewhat interested in how journalism (lulz) works in Kansas City, the career path of a former power play pundit proves instructive.
Remember that Mary Sanchez is a veteran Kansas City print media reporter who covered metro politics & culture for decades.
This week she shared a scoop from city hall and was first in the metro with a somewhat interesting tale.
Sadly, the story was almost literally garbage . . .
Mary Sanchez offered insight and BREAKING NEWS REPORTING about trash cans and how KCMO will be offering free bins to hobos who need storage space.
The story is interesting enough . . . Check-it if you haven't already . . .
All she really wants are the keepsakes. She worries about family photos of her daughter as a girl and hand drawn artwork, like what other grandmothers tape to the refrigerator or place in a frame and hang. But Michalene Kubas doesn't have a wall, or a kitchen with appliances.
However . . .
This is a lady who once shook her fist at elected officials across the Midwest and wrote more than a few columns that resonated on the national stage.
Now . . .
City Hall is literally handing her bottom of the barrel garbage stories.
And for those who have any doubt about the final direction of print media . . . THIS turn of events for the veteran scribe is one of the better career paths for local newsies given that at least she's got a cushy job that's based solely on fundraising and not readership.
Developing . . .