Always-reliable sources say the News-Leader has shuttered its Branson bureau and laid off writer Kathy Buckstaff. The move comes as Branson opens its convention center and goes into direct competition with Springfield for that yummy rich market.
The Branson bureau had been a News-Leader fixture for almost two decades. Then again, the paper used to have a full-time correspondent in Jefferson City, too. Times change, and we change with them. Or at least we're supposed to.