Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper goes Web-onlyI don't think anyone's excited about the prospects for a "web-only" newspaper succeeding. Most papers have been on the web for years now and nothing has come of it financially.
By Phuong Lee, Associated Press
Seattle -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of
the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners
caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold fields, has produced
its final print edition.
Hearst Corp., which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said Monday that it
failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for a 60-day sale in
January after years of losing money. Now the P-I will shift entirely to the Web.
"Tonight will be the final run, so let's do it right," publisher Roger
Oglesby told the newsroom. [link]
Here's hoping these folks figure this mess out. Soon.