P-I to readers: "We're damned sorry we won't be here in print to cover you"

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"When our kids and your kids make this place even better than it is now. When the Mariners win the World Series," writes P-I managing editor David McCumber. "It's been a hell of a ride, from Skid Road to the SLUT, from the Great Fire to the Kindle, the first edition to the last deadline in a gut-punched newsroom, and we never wanted to see it end." || Cartoonist David Horsey's farewell to the print P-I. || Dealing with the last deadline.
> "There was sadness, but also a strong feeling of release"
> Online P-I "will offer different strokes for different folks"
> "We're going to break a lot of newspaper website rules"
> Brainstorming about what P-I's website might become
> The battle will now be about regional aggregation
> J-prof: Seattle's the perfect place for P-I's web experiment
> Seattle Times can't afford to hire any P-I talent right now
> Times won't use JOA to try to block Hearst's online moves
> Dedicated to the P-I staff: "When the paper doesn't come"

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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