Prairie Village Post

TaglineHyperlocal news for three small Kansas City suburbs
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
CityPrairie Village
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportJ-Lab
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsNortheast Kansas News Network
Mappin LocationPrairie Village - Kansas
Principal StaffJay Senter
Principal StaffJulia Westhoff
DescriptionOn November 21 2011 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback spoke to a group of high school students on the importance of being active in their government and community. Senior Emma Sullivan wasted no time in exercising her First Amendment rights when she tweeted: “Just made mean comments at gov Brownback and told him he sucked in person. #heblowsalot.” Brownback’s communication staff flagged the tweet and notified the school program; Sullivan was sent to the principal’s office where she promptly refused to issue an apology. Prairie Village Kansas a suburb of Kansas City could not contain the “controversy” and it spread to NPR CNN and The Washington Post lending Sullivan 15000 new Twitter followers.
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