PubliCola lived for three and a half years as an independent online news start-up founded by former Stranger News Editor Josh Feit and kept afloat by Urban Visions CEO Greg Smith and Concur Technologies COO Rajeev Singh.
One moral of the story: Though there's been a lot of hype about the promise of new media, so far it's very hard to make it financially as a small, local-politics-oriented, online-only news site.
Now Feit and Barnett are linking back up with a print product, Seattle Met, and will henceforth be known as PubliCola@SeattleMet. They'll be writing for Seattle Met, but also online at their old site, which was purchased by SagaCity Media, the owners of Seattle Met, for an undisclosed sum.
"What a short, strange trip it’s been,” Feit said in a statement.