Letters to the Editor

Not just KU

November 24, 2010


To the editor:

A big deal. Not even mentioned in YOUR paper. The KU Youth Chorus performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the KU basketball game Friday, Nov. 19. Wouldn’t a picture of that have been nice on the front page of Saturday’s paper? Josh Selby gets front page the next day and front page of sports section on Monday. Why don’t you just ignore the rest of the city and call this paper what it really is: the KU Sports Today Journal-World?

If your loyalties only lie with KU maybe your can jack up prices even more and just sell a sports paper. This is a community first with elementary schools, high schools and kids doing activities that deserve to be covered. KU students usually don’t subscribe to the paper and, more important than that, do not pay property taxes. Very few have homes in Lawrence that do pay taxes. Also, most car tags from students do not pay to get insured here or even tagged here locally. The community has called this paper, YOUR paper, on this many times. When are you going to figure out you just might get a lot more subscriptions out there if you covered something other than KU.

Marsha Pomes,



mom_of_three 5 years ago

I understand the fact that the paper covers KU sports more than other events, even local high schools, but KU sports sells papers.
But if the paper made everybody happy, it would be too heavy for the paper carriers to carry.

ObiWan 5 years ago

Congrats to the KU Youth Choir, but the National Anthem is performed before every game. I would hardly call that news.

number3of5 5 years ago

Hooray for you Marsha. Some of us are not even interested in KU sports. Our loyalities lie in other areas. News should be news, not slanted, just facts. And while the paper can't please everyone, it can deversify its content to cover other items as well. I just skip the sports stories, for the most part, and read what interests me.

Phil Minkin 5 years ago

I am not sure the choir event was news worthy, but it does point out how lame the LJW has become and the fact that it is KU sports dominated. Dolph bemoaned that academics get short shrift, but he has the power to change that.
The paper has become so skimpy, that I fear it may blow away before I'm able to get it from the porch.

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