The Kansas City Star

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The Kansas City Star is a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri.wikipedia
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Ernest Hemingway

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The Star is most notable for its influence on the career of President Harry Truman and as the newspaper where a young Ernest Hemingway honed his writing style.
After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home.

William Rockhill Nelson

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The paper, originally called The Kansas City Evening Star, was founded September 18, 1880, by William Rockhill Nelson and Samuel E. Morss.
William Rockhill Nelson (March 7, 1841 – April 13, 1915) was a real estate developer and co-founder of The Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Times

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At the time there were three daily competitors – the Evening Mail; The Kansas City Times; and the Kansas City Journal.
The morning Kansas City Times, under ownership of afternoon The Kansas City Star, won two Pulitzer Prizes and was bigger than its parent when its name was changed to The Star.

The News-Sentinel

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The two moved to Missouri after selling the newspaper that became the Fort Wayne News Sentinel (and earlier owned by Nelson's father) in Nelson's Indiana hometown, where Nelson was campaign manager in the unsuccessful Presidential run of Samuel Tilden.
The Sentinel was owned for a year and half in 1878-79 by Fort Wayne native William Rockhill Nelson who went on to found and make his fortune with The Kansas City Star.

Harry S. Truman

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The Star is most notable for its influence on the career of President Harry Truman and as the newspaper where a young Ernest Hemingway honed his writing style.
He then took on a series of clerical jobs, and was employed briefly in the mail room of The Kansas City Star.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Virtually all proceeds from the sale and remains of Nelson's $6 million personal fortune were donated to create the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on the site of Nelson's home, Oak Hall.
The museum was built on the grounds of Oak Hall, the home of Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915).

Roy A. Roberts

Editor Roy A. Roberts (1887–1967) was to make the newspaper a major force in Kansas politics.
Roy Allison Roberts (1887 – February 23, 1967) was a managing editor, president, editor and general manager of The Kansas City Star who guided the paper during its influential period during the Presidencies of Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

WDAF-TV

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In 1953, the Truman administration in its closing days filed antitrust charges against the Star over its ownership of WDAF-TV.
On January 30, 1948, The Kansas City Star Co. – the locally based parent company of the Kansas City Star, which operated as an employee-owned entity at the time – submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit to build and license to operate a television station that would transmit on VHF channel 4.

Kansas City Journal-Post

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At the time there were three daily competitors – the Evening Mail; The Kansas City Times; and the Kansas City Journal.
In 1880 William Rockhill Nelson started The Kansas City Star, which became The Journal-Post's primary competitor.

1982 Pulitzer Prize

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Under Capital Cities ownership the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes (1982, 1982, 1992).

Knight Ridder

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Disney sold the paper to Knight Ridder in May 1997 as Disney moved to concentrate on broadcast rather than newspaper investments. The McClatchy Company bought Knight Ridder in June 2006.
In 1997 it bought four newspapers from The Walt Disney Company formerly owned by Capital Cities Communications after Disney's purchase of Cap Cities mainly for the ABC television network (The Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Belleville News-Democrat and (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader for $1.65 billion.

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Capital Cities/ABC Inc.

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Local ownership of the Times and Star ended in 1977 with their purchase by Capital Cities.
The Kansas City (Missouri) Star was acquired in 1977, and the following year CapCities bought Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

A. B. MacDonald

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Alexander Black MacDonald (May 6, 1871 — April 9, 1942) was a journalist for the Kansas City Star who won a Pulitzer Prize for Reporting in 1931 for "his work in connection with a murder in Amarillo, Texas."

1992 Pulitzer Prize

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Under Capital Cities ownership the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes (1982, 1982, 1992).

Alvin McCoy

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Alvin Scott McCoy (born July 14, 1903; died 1984 ) was an American journalist of The Kansas City Star who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for local reporting and an outstanding work published the previous year about a series of articles that drove C. Wesley Roberts to resign his RNC chairmanship.

Joe Posnanski

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A former senior columnist for Sports Illustrated (where he wrote a blog, Curiously Long Posts) and columnist for The Kansas City Star, he currently writes for The Athletic and his personal blog, JoeBlogs.

Jason Whitlock

Whitlock is a former sportswriter for ESPN and a former columnist at the Kansas City Star, AOL Sports and Foxsports.com, as well as a radio personality for WHB and KCSP sports stations in the Kansas City area.

McClatchy

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The McClatchy Company bought Knight Ridder in June 2006.

William Allen White

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He attended the College of Emporia and the University of Kansas, and in 1889 started work at The Kansas City Star as an editorial writer.