Public Editor

Readers' thoughts about The Star and KansasCity.com

Aborted landing at KCI not newsworthy?

01/22/2014 5:50 PM

01/22/2014 5:50 PM

Today a news story about an aborted landing

at Kansas City International Airport has been very popular on KansasCity.com. It ran on Page A5 of the print edition.

Though passengers were scared during the incident, the story doesn’t recount any injuries. One of the two sources cited was a designer who works for The Star.

The readers contacting me about it criticized The Star heavily, saying the incident didn’t merit coverage because, even though it was undeniably scary.

“I worked in the building at 10 Richards Road for 27 great years and about 11 years at KCI,” emailed one. “I saw many, many aborts and none of them seemed to generate such publicity. Are you people trying to generate some more fear of flying?” he asked.

Others criticized using a Star staffer as a source. “I almost got in an accident the other day, but there wasn't a reporter in the car at the time,” snarked one (funny) commenter on the online version. It’s a fair knock.

Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service