Archive for March, 2012

FICTIONAL STORY ON SHANIN SITUATION

    At the Kansas City Star he was often referred to as the "fiction writer" by journalists at the venerable newspaper. Others simply dismissed him as a gossip columnist who used about six sources for all his stories, and rarely let the facts get in the way of a good story.     Many of the leading PR practitioners in KC refused to even pitch stories to him because he so often misquoted th...

YAEL TO SLY: DO AS I SAY OR ELSE…

It might be the ultimate power play between a newspaper and the mayor of a major city. It will go a long way in determing whether a newspaper can still dictate orders to elected officials. Kansas City Editorial columnist Yael Abouhalkah is all but threatening Kansas City, Mi...

KC STAR NAMES DONOVAN ‘PUBLIC EDITOR’

     Derek Donovan, who has done an admirable job in the tough position as the Readers' Representative at the Kansas City Star since 2004, has been promoted to the new position of Public Editor, according an announcement by the McClatchy-owned newspaper.     Hi...

STAR’S HELLING NAMED ‘HEADLINE’ WINNE..

     Veteran multi-media journalist Dave Helling has been named the 2012 winner of the "Headline Award" from Johnson County Community College's Journalism and Communications Department.     He will receive the award at a special reception Thursday, April 26, at JCCC's Regnier Center.     The Headline Award is given to local journalists whose example serves as an inspiration to student ...

KMBC HIRES TWO NEW REPORTERS

PISANO DEPARTS WRTV IN INDY

Chris Pisano, co-anchor along with Dana Wright on KCTV's morning team for years, has left his morning and weekday anchor post at WRTV in Indianapolis, according to the TVSpy site. Pisano had been commuting from his home in Kansas City for nearly two years to the Indy post. "Many of you h...

KC PROFILE: RADIO LEGEND TED CRAMER

     Ted Cramer is a legend in country radio and has been involved with all aspects of his chosen profession for 58 years now. He was inducted into the Country DJ "Hall of Fame" in 1999 and has won enough awards to fill a trophy case. The much-traveled Cramer is currently with KFKF and sat down to answer questions for Bottom Line Communications.  NAME:  Ted Cramer

KC STAR HEADLINE CONFUSES HERO & KILLER

     It's one of those things that occurs in the newspaper business from time to time and makes readers cringe.      Unfortunately, it makes editors want to slit their wrists.      The Friday (3/23) print edition of the Kansas City Star featured a major headline on the front page announcing "Charges Coming Today" about pending charges against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales ...

‘WEEK IN REVIEW’ CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

    The popular "Week in Review" program on KCPT where a variety of local journalists and civic leaders discuss issues of the day is celebrating its 20th year on the air in 2012.    WIR tapes Friday morning and airs Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and re-airs Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Guests this week include Chris Hernandez of KSHB, Eric Wesson of the Call newspaper and Dave Helling of the Ka...

KCTV’S STEWART AUTHORS NEW SPORTS BOOK

         Matt Stewart, KCTV's morning news co-anchor, has written a book about his footbal...