Kansas City Star
Founded in 1880 by William Rockhill Nelson and Samuel Morss, the Kansas City Star has grown to become the premier newspaper in Kansas City with both a printed edition and an extensive online presence.
With two Neighborhood News sections targeting local communities, the 913 and 816 feature news on schools, government and local news makers. The Kansas City Star also produces three magazines including Ink and Ink.com, KC Weddings, Spaces and The Phoenix newsletter.
The Kansas City Star has a total reach of its print edition of 865,000 and 4.68 million monthly unique visitors to its online edition at KansasCity.com. In 2006, The Star began operating its newly built $200 million printing and distribution plant, a dramatic glass-and-metal structure that allows passersby to watch the presses at work.
The Star is owned by The McClatchy Co., a leading newspaper and Internet publisher based in Sacramento, Calif. McClatchy is the nation’s third-largest newspaper company.