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March 16, 2009

Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper will produce its last printed edition on Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, the Hearst Corporation said on Monday, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that leap.

But the P-I, as it is called, will resemble a local Huffington Post more than a traditional newspaper, with a news staff of about 20 people rather than the 165 it has had, and a site consisting mostly of commentary, advice and links to other news sites, along with some original reporting.

Source: The New York Times

3 Comments »

  1. I wonder about the future of newspapers. I wouldn’t even mind becoming a subscriber again on the Amazon Kindle 2. I see this to be the more environmentally sound alternative.

    Comment by myphotoscout — March 16, 2009 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

    • I don’t think that rednecks from mid-west will appreciate the idea with Kindle: with a newspaper you could read sports section and then use it as a bath tissue or fly zapper. It is tricky to do the same with Kindle, I guess..

      Comment by Anonymous — March 16, 2009 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

      • Hm. I had no idea that mid-westerners read the Seattle Paper. Maybe there is still hope :D

        Comment by myphotoscout — March 16, 2009 @ 9:44 pm | Reply


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