Publisher Mark Zieman and Randy Waters, VP of Production, are among those involved in the meetings with the corporate suits.
So what could be going on?
Are they doing "due diligence" work, preparing to put the KC Star on the market?
That seems unlikely to me, but McClatchy is reportedly shopping the Miami Herald around, so hey, why not see if they can find a local buyer with deep pockets.
Maybe management is discussing an offer for the Star's printing facility -- the one nicknamed the crystal casket. Or, maybe they are discussing spinning off some of the Star's assets for cash.
Given the recent history off layoffs at the Star, you can't help but think the bigwigs are discussing another round of layoffs.
Update: Nick has heard talk about "right-sizing," spinning individual properties off, and, cutting the paper back to 6 days a week.