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Editorial: Our poll results — Mike Hendricks will be the next news columnist to lose his job at The Kansas City Star

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

A month ago, on June 3, we invited readers to participate in an unscientific poll on the future of Mike Hendricks and other Kansas City Star news columnists, in light of The Star’s difficult financial circumstances.

The results and accompanying graphs:

  • 75% of respondents thought that Mike Hendricks will be the next columnist to go.
  • If it’s not Hendricks to be the next columnist to lose his job, there was a tie for the second most likely outcome. ¬†Out of 26 votes:
    • 7 (27%) thought that it would be Mary Sanchez’s column.
    • 7 (27%) thought that The Star will again become profitable, making future news columnist lay-offs unnecessary.
  • Out of 17 votes, 82% think that the next columnist to go will be a white person, regardless of the column’s readership level or other form of merit.
  • Assuming that The Star discounts merit in favor of race-based decisions, our 12 voters were 50-50 on whether The Star considers Jason Whitlock to be equally as black as other black employees, or if McClatchy/Star decision-makers think, as a negative, that Whitlock acts in a manner that is too “white” for a black man.
View the bar graphs after the fold: (more…)

Vote to predict the future of The Kansas City Star’s columnist line-up

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 free polls
1. The Kansas City Star lists six news columnists. Will Mike Hendricks be the next news columnist to lose his job?
Yes No


2. If not Hendricks, whose column will next be eliminated at The Star?
C.W. Gusewelle
Debra Skodack
Steve Penn
Mary Sanchez
Steve Kraske
The Star will go out of business before further eliminating news columns
The Star will rebound and again become profitable, and will add new columns free polls


3. Will The Star cut the jobs of all white news columnists, regardless of merit, before Penn (who is black) and Sanchez (Hispanic)
No free polls


4. If The Star chooses to disregard merit and heavily consider race while further eliminating columns, will Jason Whitlock be considered equally black?
Yes. The Star would treat Whitlock just like any other black columnist.
No. The Star will consider Whitlock to be too white, or there will be some other disqualifier found. free polls