OUR STORY

    Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. As Kansas City's largest media company, we have been helping businesses grow and connect with people for over 135 years. We are authentic. We are creative. We are evolving. We are Kansas City.

   Our business is transforming just like yours. As a part of our transformation, we are continuously improving our means to deliver your target audience. Through a robust suite of digital, niche and print solutions, we will deliver results for your business. We know the process of reaching your customers will continue to change. This is why we invest in our people so that their talents are working for you.

Kansas City Star History:

  • Founded by William Rockhill Nelson and Samuel E. Morss, The Kansas City Evening Star first published September 18, 1880.
  • The Star was the training ground for such celebrated writers and journalists as Ernest Hemingway and William Allen White.
  • Upon arriving at the paper as a cub reporter in 1917, Ernest Hemingway was introduced to the newsroom's famous style sheet, which advocated simple, vigorous prose. The guidelines "were the best rules I ever learned for the business of writing. I've never forgotten them," he later said.
  • Two former presidents, Harry Truman and Theodore Roosevelt were employed by The Star.
  • The Star's historic brick structure at 18th Street and Grand Boulevard was built in 1911 and was at the time the largest newspaper building in America.
  • KansasCity.com the region's #1 website, launched April 4, 1996. The Star was one of the first newspapers to launch its own website.
  • In 2006, The Star opened its state-of-the-art Press Pavillion, which covers two city blocks immediately northeast of its headquarters building.