Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Requiscat in Pace

(Just a quick post today on a topic near and dear to my heart)

Rest In Peace Seattle P-I.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last Dead Tree Edition today. From here on out, the P-I will be an online-only newspaper.

I talked about this topic last month, but the death of a big-city newspaper is still a bit of a shocking turn of events. The P-I is owned by Hearst, the company I once worked for, and if it's getting rid of the P-I, which one of its other major dailies is now facing the headsman? My guess, either the San Francisco Chronicle or the Beaumont Enterprise, respectively one of the bigger and the smallest metro dailies the company owns.

The newspaper business is indeed living in interesting times.


JoLee said...

yeah, what am I supposed to use for recycling now. I kid, I kid, dear. sad day in Newspaperville.

Fearless in Toronto said...

This is not unexpected, but troubling nonetheless. Some of the smaller papers in Canada have gone down, but I think the ones in major cities, and the nationals are still viable - some just barely. For how long...who knows?

LiLu said...

But what will I hide my trashy romance novel in now??