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Interview: Cynthia Smith
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Cynthia Smith, a 34-year-old pioneer television news reporter in Kansas City (starting in 1979) coming here in 1972 from Dallas as an advertising agent....
Interview: Marty Lanus
Photos and biographical article about Marty Lanus, a woman television "reporter for Channel 5 (KCTV)" covering the Hyatt Regency Hotel disaster, befriending fellow reporter Christine Craft, etc., and starting...
Interview: Michael J. Davies
Interview of Michael Davies, "editor and president of the 'Kansas City Star' and 'Times'," with photos and commentary about his career, especially since taking over the paper in 1978, and his background...
Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting
This chapter of the book mentions former KMBC-TV anchorwoman Christine Craft and her law suit against the station involving her being fired from the station in the 1980s.
James H. Davis
September 5, 2008
Obituary for journalist Jim Davis who died August 27, 2008, of cancer at the age of 49. Born June 3, 1959, in New York City, Davis lived in Kansas City from 1995 until his death. He was a well-known reporter...
Obituary for James Howe, a newspaper correspondent for the Associated Press, dying on April 14, 1970, at the age of 91.
Photo and bio of James Noland, "a newspaper writer, versifier, song-writer, short-story writer, and authority on things theatrical." Born near Independence in 1873 and "appointed Marchal of the Kansas...
James Steele, Jr.
Biographical article about James Steele, Jr., a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for newspaper reporting with Donald Barlett at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1943 and raised...
Biographical article about Jane Palmer, a writer, editor of the Wee Wisdom Magazine, and associate editor of the Weekly Unity Magazine.
Obituary for Jane Palmer, a writer, editor of the Wee Wisdom Magazine, and associate editor of the Weekly Unity Magazine.
Jason Rogers and His Investigations of the Kansas City Star
During the 1920s, Walter Dickey, the owner of the Kansas City Journal and the Kansas City Post, hired newspaperman Jason Rogers to look into the business practices of The Kansas City Star. This book contains...
Jay Holcomb Neff
Information on Jay Holcomb Neff, or Jay Neff (1854-1915), mayor of Kansas City in 1904-1905 and buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. Description of his life and career as a native of Indiana coming to Kansas...
Joe Hall Torbett Obituary
Obituary for Joe Hall Torbett, or Joe Torbett, a staff member for the Kansas City Star newspaper dying at the age of 55 on December 19, 1954.
John (Jack) Moffitt
Obituary for John Moffitt, or Jack Moffitt, former movie critic for the Kansas City Star and a movie writer, dying on December 4, 1969.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Major John Newman Edwards, or John Edwards (1839-1889), co-owner of the old Kansas City Times with Colonel John Moore in 1868 at 813 Main Street. Description of...
Photo and biographical information about John Masterman (~1928-1999), "a longtime Kansas City broadcast journalist." Description of his life and career as a native of New York coming to Kansas City as...
Obituary for John Erasmus Pickett, or John Pickett, editor of the Weekly Kansas City Star dying at the age of 67 in 1952.
John R. Hall: Former Marshall Editor
Obituary for John Hall (~1893-1968), "a reporter and editor of the Marshall Democrat News since 1919" and with the Kansas City Star before World War I.
Photo and information on John Selby, a novelist of fiction books set in the Kansas City area ("among them a fictionized [sic] biography of William Rockhill Nelson") and a former Kansas City Star journalist...
Illustrations and biographical information about Joseph Charless (1772-18??), Missouri's first newspaper editor and publisher. He arrived in New York in 1796 from France and in Saint Louis in 1808, was...
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