The Press: Wichita Sunrise

Like most medium-sized American cities, Wichita has been served by news organizations heavy with broadcast outlets and light on print. The Wichita area (pop. 400,000) has four local TV stations and ten radio stations, but only two daily papers. The morning Eagle (circ. 129,000) and the evening Beacon (58,000) are both owned by the absentee Ridder chain and share a single editorial staff. Efforts to organize a quality paper to compete with the bland Eagle and Beacon have repeatedly failed.

Now Wichitans finally have an alternative, and one that arrived in unusual circumstances....

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