Tag Archives: The Pitch

Hearne: Editors Weigh Uncertain Future of The Kansas City Star

No two ways about it, the situation is grim at 18th and Grand… That’s where the dedicated men and women of the Kansas City Star are hard at it, fighting the good fight on behalf of the written word. A handful of years … Continue reading

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Hearne: End of the Trail for ‘Star Magazine’

And another one bites the dust… After 45 years, the Kansas City Star newspaper’s Star Magazine is no more. The weekly tabloid was distributed inside the financially all-important Sunday edition where it bridged the divide between hard news, sports and entertainment. Over the years … Continue reading

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Hearne: Star ‘Slashes’ Business News Coverage

Maybe I’ve been reading too much Rich Steele… Which undoubtedly accounts for my use of the word “slash” in reference to the Kansas City Star’s after-the-fact announcement today that its Kansas City Star Business Weekly is no more. Just like that … Continue reading

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Hearne: Pitch Publisher Bites the Dust Sans Explanation

Were the publisher of the Kansas City Star to mysteriously step down, you can bet your bottom dollar The Pitch would be all over covering the story-behind-the story… So while it’s understandable, it’s still a little odd that the alternative … Continue reading

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Hearne: The Pitch Nails American Royal for Failed Tradition, Bogus Bad Deal

Stop me if you’ve heard this one… A picture is worth 60 million words (and bucks). I say that because the photo Pitch photographer Chris Mullins took of the 50 or fewer folks in the stands at Kemper Arena for the … Continue reading

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Hearne: Area Investigative Journalists as Endangered Species

Was a time investigative reporters at the Kansas City Star could phone it in… The award-winning journalists there were treated like “tribal elders” – men and women who through age and experience were respected and admired for their wisdom and held in high regard, … Continue reading

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Hearne: An Overdue Critique of The Pitch ‘Best Of” Issue

I’ve been putting this off all baseball season… Baseball season for me being the month of October – or Okctober – as Dick’s Sporting Goods came within a World Series game of calling it. I’m referring of course to the annual Pitch “Best … Continue reading

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Hearne: What to Expect @ IKEA Merriam’s Wednesday Wilding

About the only thing missing will be Star staffers and celebs hawking papers on street corners to commemorate the grand occasion … With local media tripping over each other trying to kiss up to the new IKEA store here, it’s somewhat surprising that nobody’s … Continue reading

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Hearne: Cleveland, The One That Got Away from KU Coach Bill Self.

We told you so… How many times, how many different ways, how many different reasons has KC Confidential laid out the past couple years to make the case that there really was a good chance KU basketball coach Bill Self would … Continue reading

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