The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which first rolled off the presses during the Lincoln administration, is up for sale.
Personally, I think a better investment is letting out a D.C. apartment for the inauguration:
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which first rolled off the presses in 1863 and has been the state's longest-publishing newspaper, is up for sale.
The newspaper's staff was called into a closed meeting today by Publisher Roger Oglesby. Present at the meeting was Hearst Newspaper President Steve Swartz, who told the newsroom that Hearst Corp. is starting a 60-day process to find a buyer.
If a buyer is not found, Swartz said, possible options include creating an all-digital operation with a greatly reduced staff, or closing its operations entirely.
In no case will Hearst continue to publish the P-I in printed form, Swartz said.
Considering how green Seattle is, would it be such a loss to have one less tree-killing enterprise around?