June 16, 2008

NEWS: Falling Star

The Kansas City Star announced today that it will cut 120 full-time jobs. The cuts support McClatchy's effort to cut 1,4000 jobs nationwide. In 2006, McClatchy purchased Knight Ridder, the former owner of The Star and dozens of other papers.

This move will further affect coverage of the college. Last year, The Star eliminated it's education reporter position and since then news of JCCC has taken shape in newsbriefs culled from the college's press releases.

The effort to cover the college will fall to the smaller papers like The Johnson County Sun, The Olathe News and to the campus newspaper, The Campus Ledger.