This is the final front page of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which published its last issue this morning after 145 years of daily operation.
Here’s a slide show of the final day. About 150 of the paper’s 170 employees will lose their jobs.
The P-I says it will be the first daily to shutter its print operations and go fully online, although technically the Capital Times did this last year. Reporter Joe Tartakoff writes about how Seattlepi.com will work very differently from its print predecessor.
At Seattlepi.com, “We don’t have reporters, editors or producers—everyone will do and be everything. Everyone will write, edit, take photos and shoot video, produce multimedia and curate the home page,” says assistant-managing-editor-turned-executive-producer Michelle Nicolosi. And that’s not all. This is going to be a pure Web news operation in every sense, she says.
Can a venerable print newspaper create a brand, a business and a future for itself on the Web? The news world will be watching.
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