Seattle P-I To Be Web-Only

Posted by | March 16, 2009 18:01 | Filed under: Top Stories

Just a couple of weeks after the announced demise of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is stopping daily publication as a printed newspaper and will become a web-only daily.

…the P-I, as it is called, will resemble a local Huffington Post more than a traditional newspaper, with a news staff of about 20 people rather than the 165 it has had, and a site consisting mostly of commentary, advice and links to other news sites, along with some original reporting. gets 1.8 million unique visitors per month, while its print edition had a daily circulation of 118,000 last year. Now all they have to worry about is how to make money in a medium that is still struggling to figure out how to best monetize itself.  And what does this mean for other newspapers who are struggling?  And radio stations?  And television stations? And other media where ad sales are lagging in a bad econony? 

Are you just as likely to read a newspaper online as you are a printed edition?  Do you watch TV online as much as you do on a telvision set?  How about radio listening?  Is the Internet your medium of choice? 

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