Saturday, November 29, 2008

Star bribes Kansas Citians to read paper

Posted By on Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 6:00 AM

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Crack Pitch clubs editor Berry Anderson snapped this photo at Eighth Street and Walnut. She also spied another sign on Southwest Boulevard across from Manny's.

Let's get this straight. The Kansas City Star's answer to falling stock prices, declining circulation and company-wide layoffs isn't providing better coverage of Kansas City -- it's bribing readers with a $25,000 grand prize?

Here's a list of folks who are now eligible for the contest (and its recession-ready idea of "riches") thanks to the Star 's layoffs:

Stan Austin, senior online editor
Tony Balandran, assistant city editor
Melodee Hall Blobaum, reporter
Mike Casey, reporter

Hearne Christopher Jr., columnist
Greg Clark, Independence bureau chief
Charles Coulter, editorial board member

L. Eric Craven, graphic artist
Angela Curry, At Your Service columnist
Monroe Dodd, former managing editor
Jeffrey Flanagan, sports writer
Kevin Hoffman, reporter
Allen Holder, travel editor
Paul Horsley, music and dance critic

Lee Judge, cartoonist
Julius Karash, health care reporter

David Knopf, reporter and editor

Victoria Sizemore Long, business desk

Bob Lynn, weekend editor, city desk

Jeanne Meyer, managing editor/business and features
John Mutrux, photographer

David Olson, business wire editor

Howard Richman, Kansas State sports beat writer

Steve Rock, reporter

Laura Scott, editorial page
John Shultz, reporter
Loren Stanton, Blue Valley-Leawood neighborhood news editor
Kit Wagar, Missouri statehouse reporter

Jackie White, fashion editor

Les Weatherford, copy editor
Paul Wenske, business columnist

Hiram Williams, features news web editor

Gene Wolowski, statistics editor

-- Justin Kendall

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