Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kansas City Star Sunday circulation drops 3.6%... OK, but where are the daily circulation numbers?

Sunday circulation at the Kansas City Star is down 3.6% to 333,006, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation.

Six months ago, Sunday circulation for the Star was 357,450 -- a difference of 14,000.

I haven't been able to find any mention of the Star's new daily circulation figures. If you find the figures, post them in comments with a link.


Jim said...

"...where are the daily circulation numbers?

Well, if you check Rhonda & Zieman's house, you might get an idea. I didn't think so, but the Will Not got some traction with their snarky aside about throwing your Star into their yard. I drive by there daily and there are at least a dozen newspapers there every time I pass, sometimes more. This mornig was the same. I guess the house is on the way downtown for a lot of folks.

Funny, funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, real funny -- harrassing someone at home by littering their yard because you disagree with their political opinions and/or actions on the job. Real class. Maybe you'd like the same thing done to your house by people who disagree with your posts.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of declining circulation numbers-anyone checked the stats on this place lately?

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:42 Great Question. You and MNI will, of course, go first.

And Then There Were 7: American Community Newspapers Files For Bankruptcy

CHICAGO American Community Newspapers (ACN) -- publisher of the Stillwater (Minn.) Gazette and Plano (Texas) Star Courier plus dozens of non-dailies in four states -- said late Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Under the prepackaged bankruptcy, ACN's secured creditors will be providing a $5 million debtor in possession credit facility.

The creditors are the "contemplated stalking horse bidder for ACN's assets," ACN said.

Anonymous said...


15 Cut At Baltimore Sun

DCRTV told you Thursday about another round of cuts at the Tribune-owned Baltimore Sun.

A source told us: "Fifteen mid- and top-level editors just laid off at the Sun... The casualities include: Deputy Managing Editor Paul Moore, Editorial Page Editor Ann LoLordo, Op-Ed Editor Larry Williams, Med/Sci Editor Patricia Fanning, Sports editors Ray Frager and George VanDaniker, Copy Desk Chief John McIntyre, Systems Editor Steve Auerweck, three bureau chiefs (leaving none), Regional Editor Jay Apperson, and Photo Assigning Editor Chuck Weiss.

All editors were told to leave the building immediately. A security guard was stationed on the skywalk between the building and the employee parking garage.

Rumor has it the Guild employees will get layoff notices this week." Another source tells us on Friday: "I just read through your brief about the 15 layoffs at the Sun and noticed you have no names for the three bureau chiefs. Their names are Joe DeCarlo, Dan Clemens, and Bill Caulfield. Also receiving a layoff was Eileen Canzian, who was one of our Metro editors and one of the brightest journalists in the room. Their experience, expertise and institutional knowledge - not to mention a genuine love for the city of Baltimore and the surrounding area - will be sorely missed

Anonymous said...


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April 29, 2009

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Anonymous said...

Maybe you'd like the same thing done to your house by people who disagree with your posts.

Would be a dream. We could have a beer before the shoot out. Don't worry though, I'll be thinking of you.
Here lies Smaky McLacky
Our favorite Pet
Until that Oriental kid wanted to wok our dog.

Anonymous said...

8:29, how about a name and address so we can take you up on your invite?

Anonymous said...

Average M-F for the Star as of March 31, 2009 is 234,667. A year earlier it was 252,785.

Jim said...

@ 6:41 AM

Hey, just got back here and saw your response.

Actually I get that anyway. The littering, I mean.

There's another pile of advertising promoting itself as a 'newspaper' in KC called The Sun that you absolutely do not have to pay for and it will STILL be pitched on your lawn every Wednesday.


Whether you want it or not.

Whether you have called the publisher several time and told them to cut it out or not.

Hell, cockroachs and The Sun adorning your lawn may be the only things left after the next nuclear exchange...

So, yeah, I get the whole litter thing.

In terms of The Star, I tend to agree with Will Not Be...: a publisher that prostitutes his paper for his personal gain should be brought to task.

Besides, Zieman appears venal enough that I'm sure he's collecting the papers and having his people stuff them in boxes to be sold again.

Give it a rest.