Hearst said it will maintain seattlepi.com, making it the nation’s largest daily paper to shift to an entirely digital news product. “Tonight we’ll be putting the paper to bed for the last time,” editor and publisher Roger Oglesby told a silent newsroom Monday morning. “But the bloodline will live on.” || Related Seattle Times story and SND Update slide show.
> Seattle Times publisher: “Closing the Seattle P-I is unfortunate, but understandable, given the significant losses that both newspapers have experienced as a result of the Joint Operating Agreement,” says Frank Blethen.
> “One of Seattle’s brightest lights is about to go out”
> “P-I staff relished its uphill fight,” says ex-AME Pattison
> Newspaper world will watch to see if readers follow P-I writers online
> P-I writers on what Seattle will have lost when the paper closes