But like most media stunts, word is that was nothing but a ruse.
Like it or not, the word at Kansas City’s so-called “paper-of-record” is even more layoffs are on the horizon. The Pruitt drop-in was just proof that cutbacks at the local institution aren’t just part of The Great Recession but really a manifestation the ongoing decline of dead tree media.
Even in a recent conference call, Pruitt noted that classified advertising is still lagging so hope of a newspaper recovery is nothing more than a pipe dream.
Still, the office politics of Kansas City Star layoffs are what really make interesting gossip for media people all over this cowtown.
For instance, very few people understand why Jene