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Old 10-30-2012, 08:13 AM  
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KCStar to put up "paywall" for digital content on Dec. 5th

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http://www.kansascity.com/KansasCityStarPlus/




From the publisher
It has a few different names: The metered system, the all-platform-access program, the digital subscription, but mostly folks just call it The Paywall.

Later this year, The Kansas City Star will join hundreds of other news operations in moving to whatever it is you’d like to call it. Essentially, we’re going to charge a little bit for people to get our content, but you’ll be able to access it in a multitude of ways.

So, beginning on Dec. 5, The Star is adding all of our digital subscription products for our home delivery subscribers so that you will be able to enjoy one inclusive print and digital “Star+” subscription package.

Now, I understand that being charged for something that you’ve gotten for free isn’t fun. But providing unlimited access across all platforms for a small amount makes good sense.
This all-access way of packaging our content addresses the new ways people come to us, and provides incredible flexibility for our readers.

Readers will have unlimited access to our suite of digital products, including kansascity.com, e-Star replica edition, mobile sites, digital back-issues and archive databases. This provides subscribers with access on smart phones, tablets, PCs and more.

With e-Star – our digital replica of The Star’s print edition -- articles, photographs, even in-paper ads and crossword puzzles, can be emailed, printed and saved.

I recognize that charging even a few cents more isn’t necessarily popular, but we hope you’ll recognize that it is a logical strategy to enable us to provide quality local news and information in the increasingly myriad ways people reach us.

We are glad more people than ever read The Kansas City Star, as technology continues to enable us to reach more people in more ways. Thank you for reading and for helping us continue to serve and grow in this community, as we have for more than 131 years.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #31
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hey, look! An ass wants to bring his DC stuff to the lounge!
I did put a little smiley thing after it to lighten it up a bit. Sheesh.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #32
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They should just do what the right-wing "news" sources do--just make stuff up and you don't have to pay nearly as many reporters.


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Take your gimp self back to the hole loser. You don't belong out here.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #33
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yeah i guess ill just be getting my news from national FREE news websites now. Not like the star was informing me about amazing articles when I wake up in the morning. 2 dead in olathe head on drunken driving accident! Meth house seized with 2 million in meth in independence! Mizzou Football looks to rebound after we all thought theyd rape in the sec! Chiefs suck.

I already know what im gonna read on the star anyway.

well bye
Enjoy your Jets news.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #34
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:57 PM   #35
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Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

One of the best plays Matt has ever made.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #36
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #37
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:10 PM   #38
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #39
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Worth it.
So what extra do you get? Backstage, all access, 24x7 Belcher coverage?
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Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning:

Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

One of the best plays Matt has ever made.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #40
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So what extra do you get? Backstage, all access, 24x7 Belcher coverage?
Not sure but I read a lot of the Star across many sections online and its not that much money.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #41
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