What if There Were a Funeral for the Seattle P-I and Nobody Came?
My article in this week’s Stranger about the likely demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has been linked on Romanesko’s media gossip site, and is already generating some email.
I thought I’d post a link to the story here, too, so that Slog commenters can add their two cents. In the piece, I report on recent rumors that an endgame is at hand in Seattle’s long-running newspaper war — an endgame that won’t favor the struggling P-I.
People in this city love to fret about Seattle becoming a one-newspaper town, but here’s my central question:
If a failing newspaper like the P-I dies, and it dies in a city that experts agree can’t support two daily newspapers anyway, and it also happens to die at the precise moment when that city is experiencing a proliferation of new media, well, who cares?