Foodie Mag Folds Kansas City Dead-Tree Distribution Amid Hard Times

The future of print publications is bleak when even a pay-for-play operation can't keep the doors open.

Here's a glimpse at the magazine game going kaput in favor of scribes writing for the rigged apps on your phone with little to no influence . . . Check-it . . .

A person familiar with the matter said Feast's art director was laid off, along with a sales representative and general manager at Ladue News.

The person also said that effective with Feast's June issue, the magazine will no longer be distributed in Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, Springfield and Kansas City.

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More layoffs at St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Feast, Ladue News - St. Louis Business Journal

Publisher Lee Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: LEE) is making more local staffing cuts, including at its flagship St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. The Post-Dispatch, based downtown at 901 N. 10th St., is laying off two advertising artists who are members of the United Media Guild union, effective June 24, a newspaper spokeswoman confirmed.