Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Another heartbreak: The last edition of Seattle's Post-Intelligencer.

The paper is not exactly gone for good. It will start publishing online only, with a staff of twenty, down from one hundred seventy (violation of AP Style rules for emphasis) whose reporting will be supplemented with blogs, features from Hearst magazines and, more than likely, "citizen journalists" attempting to cover what the reporters will no longer have time or be paid to do. No doubt there will be plenty of multi-media to bedazzle the readers along with regular dispatches from Susie from Wedgewood. Whether or not these will be enough to not only attract readers -- but distract them from what they've lost -- only time will tell.

Hear all about it, via NPR, here. For more, type Seattle Post-Intelligencer into the search box, above. bk

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