Star Layoffs Strike Newsroom…again?

Just when it was starting to seem like it was safe to go outside at 18th and Grand…


Word on the street is that the Kansas City Star

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8 Responses to Star Layoffs Strike Newsroom…again?

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s never a good thing to hear when someone loses their job, but when the Scar officially goes under for good, I’m throwing a party. They’re getting what they deserve.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All the media has to do is report the news and practice good journalism — they will succeed and make a profit.

    Most newspapers and TV news stations have agendas and have become blogs. I can sit in my underwear in front of a computer at home and do most of the reporting the KC Star has been doing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    da Man

    will not be televised had that back in May. It jsut took Zeiman longer than normal to get his shit together.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The “falling” Star. You reap what you sew you pointy headed, intelligencia-wanna-be commie lib tree huggers. Maybe if you’d get on the “right” side of the news and report it instead of trying to shape and influence it you’d make some money.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ha dimebag I like that! It’s like they write the paper for mental ward patients and senior citizens who can’t handle the “real news”. And don’t even get me started on how they only cover what the money wants covered.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hearne: Any idea if the layoffs at The Star have resulted in subscription cancellations of any magnitude?

  7. Anonymous says:

    wow, before my eyes,is the future of KC newspaper unfolding?

    Today is the first day I have read this site. As a lifer here in KC, I notice names on this site which I might know from the past. I must admit that I never paid much attention to the byline names, but I do know a lot of the names who write here. I am merely a news reader, not an insider, so I have not followed all of this very closely, but I “fired” the Star two years ago when they started/continued whittling the sections down to nothing. I called around and chatted logic with some folks, but no one seemed to care.

    I concluded that the whole “death of newspapers BS” is self inflicted. Who knows why the “powers that be” seem to want paper news dead, but I knew/know I can not stop it by myself. I trained myself to get news online, but it is not as fun as reading a quality local paper.

    I am always on the look out for quality news site, and today I discover this site. It seemed familiar, and there appears to be a lot ex Star people writing , and now I read this article. Hmmmmmm, maybe it time to pick the ball up and run like crazy KCconfidential.

    I suspect Kansas City needs a good newpaper. It would be kewl the new KC newspaper sprouted from an online site.

    I am only daydreaming, I dont know the politics or business of paper news, but there must be a way to make money on it, esp if it is the only game in town.

    I miss reading my local paper. I am now used to tracking the news online, but it is almost too global. This is good and bad, and I would love to subscribe to a real local paper again.

    If the Star wants to kill itself, I bet a new newspaper could prosper in its place.

    Reading the stories here, reminds me of my old Star, I just realized I miss it, and I did not even know that.

    The paper is dead, LONG LIVE THE PAPER.

    I realize this may have all been said before, and I am aware the trolls will balh blah this post I dont mind.

    Mainly I want to say, if you all make a go of it, you can count on my support.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Mermaid still is around

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