Seattle Times still some distance from being out of the financial woods

Bill Richards reports that Seattle Times Co.’s pension plan is $56.2 million in debt, with $122.9 million in assets and $179.1 million in liabilities as of Sept. 30. The paper recently ran an ad stating, “The Seattle Times is here to stay.” Richards’ reaction: “Perhaps.” || Editor & Publisher: NYT had unfunded pension obligations amounting to $300 million as of Jan. 2009, according to a new SEC filing.

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