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Old 11-11-2008, 02:07 PM  
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Flanagan (and others) out at The Star?

Noticed his blog was down, and then found this link from Royals Review blog:

http://bottomlinecom.com/currentnews...hatkcstar.html

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HEARNE CHRISTOPHER, FLANNY, LEE JUDGE GET AXE AT STAR


The Kansas City Star is currently undergoing its fourth round of layoffs (terminations) this year and the cutbacks implemented today involve some of the most veteran and recognizable folks at the area's largest newspaper.

One reporter referred to it as a "journalistic bloodbath" in Kansas City with about 16 out of the 50 let go from the editorial side of the paper. For an excellent commentary on the sad situation check out the State of the Line site.

Reportedly officials at McClatchy Company, parent of the Star, have said many of the cutbacks can be attributed to the failure of the ill-fated RiseUp publication founded under former Publisher Art Brisbane and current Publisher Mark Zieman (see related story of RiseUp complaints from freelance writers).

Heading the list of editorial employees given pink slips included Hearne Christopher, Jr., who has written one of the most read columns at the newspaper for several years.

Jeffrey Flanagan, who wrote a "Top of the Mornin'" column in the Sports Department since 1996 (and most recently a blog), spent 19 years at the paper, including as a beat reporter for the University of Missouri, Kansas City Royals and as National Baseball reporter.

Laura Scott, Assistant Editorial Page Editor, who spent more than 30 years with the paper, including as an editorial columnist.

Lee Judge, who was nationally recognized as the Star's acerbic political cartoonist, was also given his walking papers. Judge was hired by the Star in 1981.

Others reported to us include:
Angela Curry ("At Your Service" columnist)
Greg Clark (Indep. Bureau Chief)
Les Weatherford
John Shultz
Tony Balandran
Monroe Dodd (former Managing Editor)
Jeanne Meyer
Mike Casey (Bus. Desk)
Kevin Hoffman (Indep.)
Stan Austin
Allen Holder (travel editor)
Kit Wagar (statehouse reporter)
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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how doees Teicher still have a job?
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #7
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:23 PM   #8
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print media in slow death spiral for years

I imagine after the 35 and over generation passes, then newspapers will go the way of the Dinosaur.

Does anyone under 30 ever read a newspaper?? I mean printed version and not the online version.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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I imagine after the 35 and over generation passes, then newspapers will go the way of the Dinosaur.

Does anyone under 30 ever read a newspaper?? I mean printed version and not the online version.
Yep. But I wouldn't if I didn't have a 20-minute ride on the bus every morning with nothing else to do.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:59 PM   #11
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Does anyone under 30 ever read a newspaper?? I mean printed version and not the online version.
Yeah actually alot do but its mainly just to kill time in class.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:04 PM   #12
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
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This was long overdue for Flanagan, they would have been better served leaving the space his column occupied blank.

I never read him, but I was under the impression Christopher was really popular.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #14
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print media in slow death spiral for years
I agree with you to a point, but somehow smart people will figure out how to monetize "news" in this new generation.

Some very astute investors, such as Sam Zell and Carlos Slim, have recently entered the newspaper industry, and I think it will be interesting to see if they have anything up their sleeve.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #15
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Also, while I hate to see anyone get fired, Flanny is awful and it's a miracle he held onto his job this long.
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