Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jason Whitlock survives Star cuts -- and then some

Posted By on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:58 PM

By JEN CHEN

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It’s been a sad week for print journalism. Even though some of us here at The Pitch often take issue with the Star, we can’t help feeling bad for the 120 people who got laid off on Monday.

Today, Aaron Barnhart posted this tribute to his fired colleague Paul Horsley. Barnhart writes: “I can say this without hesitation — no one at the Kansas City Star worked harder, produced more copy, endured nuttier hours or flexed more intellectual muscle than Paul Horsley. Losing him just sucks.” Barnhart also set up this blog so that people can say goodbye to their favorite Star employees.

Meanwhile, there’s this evidence that we’re all in the wrong business: Last night, Gawker.com posted this list of the top-paid sports writers in the country. Jason Whitlock makes the top 10. According to The Big Lead, “insiders estimate his Star salary to be in the $260k-$350k a year range, and they surmise he’s probably making close to the same at Fox, putting his yearly take in the $550-650k range.” Take that, Paul Horsley.

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