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 other requests for anonymity. Many folks have also called.Read through the comments he received and you get an idea how respected his work is.
I must admit that I am now wavering on my decision. 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 or gives a crap about local TV happenings.
Media people---and many other people---genuinely care about what is happening in the local media these days.
I'm going to take a break for awhile and then make a final decision on the direction of this site. No matter what the final decision is I truly want to thank all my loyal readers for their honest feedback. It means more than you know. ---John Landsberg