The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

Steve Rose and David Small purchased The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle from News Press and Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Mo., the parent company of Sun Publications. Rose serves as chairman; Small is the company’s president. The purchase also included the MetroMedia custom publishing and mobile media division of Sun Publications.

Rose and Small become the eighth set of the paper’s owners since its inception in 1920. This is the second time the Rose family has owned all or part of The Chronicle. The family first became associated with the paper in May 1964. At that time Stan Rose, Steve Rose’s father and Small’s grandfather, became partners with Milton Firestone. Firestone had been an owner of The Chronicle for a little less than a year when he and Stan Rose purchased the interests belonging to Emanuel Spack, Harold D. Klopper and Sidney Willens. Stan Rose served as publisher while Firestone became the editor and president of the corporation.

Sun Publications Inc., Stan and Steve Rose’s corporation, which owned The Johnson County Sun, acquired all of The Chronicle’s stock following Firestone’s death in March 1983. In 1998 Steve Rose, who by then was sole owner, sold Sun Publications, including The Chronicle, to Lionheart Newspapers Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based newspaper holding company.

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