Like a thief in the night…The obvious question: why did the Star cut coverage of City Hall and local news before cutting High Society?
That pretty much describes how the Kansas City Star quietly bailed from the biz of covering charitable events and high society on a weekly basis.
While most local bloggers were playing pocket pool, recounting the demise of the more obvious, usual suspects - City Hall reporter [DeAnn Smith,] books editor [John Mark Eberhart,] etc., Star society or people editor [Ann Spivak] was quietly taking a behind-the-scenes bullet.
How hush-hush was it?
Even FYI section editors and staffers didn’t find out Spivak had taken the hit until her rehiring as a parttime editor and features writer was announced Monday.
“That’s bizarre,” says one society matron of Spivak and the society or people section’s unraveling. “But Ann told us that she got laid off and I sort of figured that (the section was history) when they let Ann go.”
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