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.
The 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
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.
Andy McCullough, who has most recently covered the New York Yankees for the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, is the new Royals beat writer for The Star.
The 2009 Syracuse University graduate previously covered the Mets for the Star-Ledger. Continue reading
Jeff Stockton was delivering papers along Johnson Drive when he heard someone calling out for help at about 3:30 a.m. Continue reading
Bob Dutton, who found new ways to write about the Royals as they found new ways to lose, is leaving the Kansas City Star, he announced on Twitter this morning.