- Steve Vockradt left the Kansas City Business Journal to join the Pitch.
- Lindsey Slater was named news director at 6News Lawrence.
- Katie Bean left the Lawrence Journal-World to join the Business Journal as its special sections editor.
- Shawnee Dispatch editor Rob Roberts has left to join the Kansas City Business Journal, covering real estate.
- Lawrence Journal-World managing editor Caroline Trowbridge has left the paper after 30 years with the World Company
- KSHB assistant news director Brett Akagi left the station.
- Kansas City Star columnist and editorial board member E. Thomas McClanahan retired.
After seeing a giant drop in circulation in the last September’s Alliance for Audited Media report (formerly Audit Bureau of Circulation), the Kansas City Star saw some small gains in the report issued Monday.
McClatchy, the parent company of the Kansas City Star, released its first quarter earnings statement yesterday, and said it’s earned more than $5.8 million so far from its paywall, implemented company-wide in December. The PlusProgram now has more than 22,000 subscribers, the company said. In January, the program had about 8,000 subscribers. Continue reading
Zooey Deschanel was not wanted in connection to the Boston terror plot. Just to be clear on that.
But millions of people have seen a screenshot suggesting otherwise, after a FOX affiliate aired the erroneous text.
When Jason Whitlock first tweeted he might be coming back to Kansas City three weeks ago, it seemed unlikely but somewhat plausible. The Star probably wouldn’t take him back; but radio stations fighting for ratings might.