The difference in approaches between the local TV stations was again pointed out clearly during the 5 p.m. newscasts of KOAM and KSNF (if you consider Live with Gary and Tiffany to be a newscast.)
Brad Douglas on KSNF did a piece with the operators of the soon-to-open Starbucks in Joplin, and examined how the company makes its justly well-known coffee. Nothing wrong with the piece, and, as usual with Douglas, it was well done.
Meanwhile, KOAM's Jerod Clark took the Starbucks story and examined the affect it will have on the business landscape in Joplin, talking with owners of other coffee houses in the city. He also was able to get in the information that a Starbucks will be coming to Pittsburg soon.
I preferred the KOAM approach, simply because it posed some questions that needed to be asked, even though, obviously there will be no answers until Starbucks has been in business for a while. Then we will see what effect it has on other, similar, businesses.