The Kansas City Star will likely eliminate its KCK, Northland and Eastern Jackson County Bureaus in its continuing effort to reduce costs, according to an anonymous source close to the situation.
There is no official word on the status of the Star employees in the impacted bureaus. At this point the Johnson County Bureau is reportedly not included in the bureau closings.
Several years ago the Star made a concerted effort to increase its presence in outlying areas and be the major source for suburban news. However, with the current sad state of newspapers, those plans are being dramatically scaled back.
"Some editors watched the suburban competitors like The Sun and Bradley publications like hawks and were obsessed with putting them out of business," said the source. "I'm sure the Star wounded them but it looks like they will live longer than the Star."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Report: Kansas City Star to shut down several bureaus
A source is telling Bottom Line Commications the Kansas City Star plans to shut down several bureaus.