Just a few years ago the Kansas City Star had an aggressive policy of going after smaller newspapers (and their advertisers) that served areas outside the central city.The smaller KC Star will be full of wire stories and filler. Which leaves the door wide open for bloggers to cover local news that people are interested in. Hat tip: comments
The McClatchy-owned paper opened a series of offices surrounding the central city and published news of local interest. The paper could offer advertisers targeted messages at competitive rates.
However, today the worm is turning. While many suburban papers such as Sun Publications are flourishing, the Star is finding itself eliminating offices, staffers and coverage in those areas.
BLC has now learned that the final edition of the Wyandotte/Leavenworth County Neighborhood News will be published Wednesday (4/1). Those counties will no longer have a special section.
In addition, three Neighborhood News weeklies in the Northland will cut back to once a week, as well as in eastern Jackson County.
Other weekly News sections in areas like Johnson County are a shell of their previous size.