It doesn’t make sense…
That the lowly Lawrence Journal World continues to choke out 30 percent more content than the once-mighty Kansas City Star.
Yet here we go again today, with a flimsy, 20 page, two-section Monday Star versus a three-section, 26 page Journal World.
As for news content – with the exception of the Journal World‘s excellent USA Today section – neither newspaper’s knocking ’em dead.
Both lead, front page reports on the Kansas House delaying its vote on a proposed budget. However, where the Journal World follows with a giant photo and story about a female KU entomologist on a “quest to identify insects of Peru,” the Star gets down and dirty with a piece about truckers being trained “to help rescue sex slaves on the road.”
I’ll take sex slaves and truckers over insects and Peru any day of the week!
Trouble with the Star’s trucker-sex slave story is there’s no there there. Continue reading