The response to the announcement that I was planning on dropping the "Kansas City News" portion of the site has been absolutely overwhelming ---and a bit humbling. I have posted most of the comments and have honored others' requests for anonymity (Darn it. Some were really great!). Many folks have also called.
I must admit that I have now officially changed my mind. The original decision was made after I received a particularly nasty note from a Star staffer that I had considered a friend. I hope his note was simply a reaction to all the stress at the paper these days.
I've come to realize that no other site has the media connections to print a list of laid-off Kansas City Star employees. No other site does radio ratings, gives a crap about local TV happenings or media icons like Walt Bodine or Toby Tobin, or covers other print publications.
Media people---and obviously many other people---genuinely care about what is happening in the local media these days. They know I have done my best to be fair on this site.
When I get something wrong I admit it. I am willing to put my name on everything that appears here.
I will continue to try and make this site a valuable resource for folks interested in the media.
Thanks to all of my loyal readers for their support and heartfelt feedback. Keep those tips coming!
The management at the KC Star won't be happy, but this is good news for Kansas City.