Newspapers: End of One-Man Rule

So many reporters have come and gone at the Kansas City Star that the paper's register of alumni has earned it a reputation as one of the top journalism schools in the U.S. Last week 177 former I.W.A.T.S. (short for I Worked at the Star) went back to Kansas City to pay tribute to their alma mater and its longtime editor, Roy A. Roberts, 77, who retired last January. The occasion was the 85th anniversary of the Star, but the star attraction was Roberts. Amid steaks, Bloody Marys, speeches, reminiscences and a Sigma...

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