Tagged: Kansas City Star

Miriam Pepper, KC Star editorial page editor, retiring

Miriam Pepper, a 38-year veteran of The Kansas City Star, and the paper’s editorial page editor, is retiring.

She’ll be replaced on an interim basis by columnist Barb Shelly.


KC Star, Wichita Eagle see circulation gains; Capital-Journal continues readership drain

Screen shot 2013-11-13 at 8.42.06 PMThe latest circulation figures from the Alliance of Audited Media show a mixed bag, with the Kansas City Star gaining 4 percent on Sundays and 3 percent on weekdays. The Wichita Eagle turned its fortunes around with a 17 percent jump in Sunday readers. The Topeka Capital-Journal, on the other hand, has seen a stunning loss in readership over the last year: 33 percent on Sundays and a 34 percent on weekdays. Continue reading

Star columnist: Paper knew Michael Sam was gay

Former Missouri football star Michael Sam announced Sunday he was gay, a landmark step for a potential NFL draft pick, who could be the league’s first openly gay player.

Sam’s teammates knew he was gay, as did Mizzou administrators. And so did The Kansas City Star, according to columnist Vahe Gregorian. Continue reading