"We are not dying" quote from Mr. Fannin. You could have fooled me. My wife and I have decided to let our subscription lapse when it ends early this summer. It is just ridiculous to have a paper get to this level. It's now the paper you would expect to see in Joplin or Rolla. Not a big city like KC.
I would imagine there will be a large number of other folks who will just not renew when the time comes. It has become clear that when local ownership gave up the Star, it was the beginning of the end. The Corporations that have had it since have just bleed it dry and will leave it with the green glass shell." --Gary Foster, Mission Ks
"We are not dying" but we do have a long term illness that has put us into a coma and we are on life support. We want to be kept on a respirator until we are brain dead or later if possible." ----Jeff in Gladstone
"If Fannin is serious about the Star's commitment to local reporting, how does he explain the firing and downsizing of reporters who covered exclusively local beats (city hall, arts, business) while editorial writers, vice-presidents and "lifestyle" writers remain in their jobs, and full time at that?
"And what about the top-heavy diamond shape to today's Star? Few managers and editors have been laid off, even though the writers they supervised are long gone. -anon
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