Tagged: Mi-Ai Parrish

Star publisher: reporters weren’t forced to make decision on jobs

Kansas City Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish issued a memo to staff today strongly denying reports a pair of staffers were forced to choose which would keep her job.

The memo was obtained by Bottomline Communications. Read the full memo there. Continue reading


More layoffs at KC Star

Kansas City Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish announced in a memo to staffers today another round of layoffs, the third since she took the helm in the summer of 2011. Just how many people are losing their jobs, and who those people are, is unknown at the moment.

The Star was hit by layoffs in February and September, and the paper announced plans to institute more furlough days in July. Continue reading

Star publisher Parrish named to another top 100 journalists list

This one is from UNITY: Journalists of Color, which put together a 100 best journalists in the last 100  years list as a response to the New York  University list that came out earlier this week. UNITY said the NYU list lacked diversity (though of the journos with KC connections, two were black). Continue reading

Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish outlines state of “my Star”

Former Star staffer Jim Fitzpatrick, who blogs at JimmyC Says, attended an event where new Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish gave her thoughts on the paper and its future. He gives an ebullient review of her remarks, noting that she called the paper “my Star.” (Note: I’ve always thought “Our Star” would be a great marketing ploy, playing at the rhyme, but also the shared sense of community that a newspaper and its readers should have.)

Fitz’s key takeaways? Read on… Continue reading