Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A Valiant Effort
On 17 March 2009, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Washington State's oldest paper, delivered its last print edition, becoming yet another big-city newspaper statistic. The paper was the first to migrate to an all-web format. In the meantime, a number of former P-I staff members set about creating a brand new online presence and today debuted the Seattle PostGlobe. Two other regional media sources have joined forces with Seattle PostGlobe: NPR affiliate KPLU and Seattle Weekly, a former news powerhouse that succumbed to dating and sex-services advertising in order to stay afloat. Seattle PostGlobe is hoping to develop a subscription/membership base. It will be interesting to see how this works out.