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Farewell to the Seattle PI…

Good morning, Netizens…

To perhaps better understand David Horsey’s cartoon this morning, you would have to have stood before the building which, until today, housed the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper, for today is its last day of publishing a printed paper.

Atop the building, set up against the sky, there is a backlit globe with an eagle standing atop it, a symbol of everything the PI has come to represent in over 100 years of continuous publication. As you can see the eagle has flown away into an unknown and somewhat uncertain future.

Having reported first-hand on the demise of a newspaper on several occasions, it is gut-wrenching to report the demise of not only your newspaper, and everything that represents, but most emphatically to end such a long and lustrous history of print journalism. So many awards, so much excellence.

It is, in their own words, a long shot, taking a print newspaper the size and scope of the PI and making it into a web publication.


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