The Kansas City Star's new publisher is Mi-Ai Parrish. McClatchy Co. made the announcement around 11 a.m. today, and the Star filed this story.
Parrish is coming to KC from the Idaho Statesman, where she has been publisher since July 2006, and she is replacing Mark Zieman. Parrish has an impressive-sounding resume of newspaper experience, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco
Chronicle, Arizona Republic, Chicago Sun-Times and Virginian-Pilot. But the real question is, how well versed is she at writing layoff memos to staff?