March 06, 2009
It's Official: Online only P-I in the works

Per the AP:

SEATTLE (AP) -- Hearst Corp., owner of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has made offers to some staffers to participate in an online-only version of the newspaper, the P-I reported Thursday.

An unspecified number of the P-I's 181 employees received "provisional offers" Wednesday and Thursday to work for the online venture, the newspaper said in a story posted on its Web site.

The paper, quoting two reporters, said the job offers would be formalized if a Web site is approved by Hearst's senior management.

No doubt it will be a comparatively skeleton crew compared to the current staff. Online-only ventures, especially if they're not hemorrhaging cash, just can't support the same personnel as even a dying print newspaper.

From one personality in the new media to another, here's hoping they keep Monica Guzman, one of the precious few people at a local MSM institution who fundamentally understands web-based journalism and new media.

Posted by Eric Earling at March 06, 2009 10:45 AM | Email This
Comments
1. "Hearst Corp., owner of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has made offers to some staffers to participate in an online-only version of the newspaper, the P-I reported Thursday"....

So this online version of Seattle's very Pravda will be a what? A labor of love?

I mean where are the income streams going to come from?

Apparently the Hearst Corp clowns can't learn the lesson of history about 'LIBTARD LUNACY DELIVERED WITH CLUELESS & VEHEMENCE' just doesn't sell...

Can you say Nova M Radio?

Can you say D. L. Hughley?

Can you say Citadel Communications?

Can you say Air America?

LOSERS ALL!...ROFLMAO!


Posted by: juandos on March 6, 2009 11:42 AM
2. I mean where are the income streams going to come from?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Factless is always saying he has 3 busineses, so maybe he can help them. LOL

Posted by: Medic/Vet on March 6, 2009 11:49 AM
3. Online P-I is a Johnny come lately attempt at futility. If too few people are interested in the P-I now then, what makes anyone think things will improve enough to be financially credible going online as a known Loser and Last in Line? The online new sources for Local, National and World is over served as it is. Yes, they may give Advertisers incentives like, free exposure for the first 30 days and so on but, what few Advertisers that bite the stale bait will not be enough to carry the day. I predict that the P-I online news will not last more than 90 days, if that long. I also, will not be surprise if it doesn't get online at all.

Posted by: Daniel on March 6, 2009 12:26 PM
4. another liberal rag bites the dust

Posted by: Hellpig on March 6, 2009 12:39 PM
5. PI Death watch: 13 days to go!

Posted by: Bye Bye PI on March 6, 2009 01:08 PM
6. I intend to send Limo Marxist and hate monger Joel Connelly a card asking him to write and tell me what corner he is on after his treasonous rag is kaput, so that I can stop by and spit in his tin cup!!! Bitter? Ya but you didn't have to endure the 169 articles about six bad cops, who no longer were on the pay roll, some gone nearly ten years for nearly two years from this hate monger like I (we) did. The PI was just evil for the last ten years and is long over due to take a dirt nap.

Posted by: Sulaco on March 7, 2009 05:12 PM
7. It will be so great when Horsey finally has to join the unemployment lines ... I'll bet he's been praying for some evil rich company to buy the PI ...

Posted by: Jane Cummings on March 8, 2009 01:56 PM
8. Anybody hear of what happened to the Christian Science Monitor when it went on-line only?

Posted by: Jane Cummings on March 10, 2009 06:47 PM
Post a comment
Name:


Email Address:


URL:


Comments:


Remember info?