Friday, April 17, 2009

Frustrated with the KC Star? Nick has some advice

Had enough of the KC Star? Nick at Will Not Be Televised suggests tossing your KC Star newspaper on Mark Zieman's lawn:

First though, cancel The Star; they’re so disorganized down there they’ll continue to throw the paper for at least 2 more weeks. Cancel your subscription and start throwing the papers on Mark’s lawn.

Maybe he will take the hint.

UPDATE: I think this comment might be a joke.

What would Rhonda say if somebody tossed their newspaper in her lawn? My guess: "Don't throw your newspaper in my lawn. Sir."



Anonymous said...

I love the idea ... journalists' version of a "newspaper party." All of McClatchy papers should do the same. Wonder if it would covered in the papers?

Anonymous said...

I drove by Mark & Rhonda's place on my way in to work. Rhonda was out in the yerd and looked to have 5 or 6 papers in her arms. I honked but she wouldn't wave back.

; )

Anonymous said...

we've had the opposite problem...

after the Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News started sharing content, we canceled the DMN. my husband, though, missed the DMN and called to restart it. that was a couple of weeks and ago, and the DMN has yet to throw it.

Anonymous said...

@Bottom Line Communications

The Kansas City Star has generally adopted a "safe" policy of not trying to estimate crowds at events because the it has been proven so horribly wrong over the years. [Snip]

If the Star has a policy of not estimating crowds why did they allow her to guess "hundreds?" Is it because the newspaper opposed the events?

Newspaper readers have a right to know whether there were a few "hundred" people at the rally or several thousand? That distinction might be important for them to determine if the event was major or minor.

Unfortunately, the Kansas City Star doesn't think so...

John Altevogt said...

When I first came to Kansas the previous resident was a subscriber to The Star. After making repeated phone calls they failed to cancel his subscription and so continued throwing the paper. The collection department called and I pointed out that we were not subscribers and that the previous folks had canceled the paper before they left.

For three years The Star continued to throw the paper, sending us questionnaires from time-to-time asking us if we still wanted the paper (the answer was no). Finally, they stopped delivering the paper on a daily basis, but we still got the paper occasionally six years later when we moved.

When I wrote for the paper as an independent columnist I got a subscription as part of the deal (Since I wouldn't pay for it myself.) After the column was terminated they continued to deliver it for over a year in spite of the fact that I had no subscription and told them to stop. They then sent me a letter asking me to pay for the previous year, which I refused. I always wondered how many other folks had the same experience.