Monday, March 16, 2009

Hearst to stop printing Seattle P-I tomorrow


Hearst is serious about closing money-losing newspapers. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will print its final edition tomorrow and become the nation's largest daily newspaper to shift to an entirely digital news product. Here's a link to the P-I's story. Above is a video of the announcement Publisher Roger Oglesby made in the newsroom this morning. "Hearst fought for years to keep this place open but time and these rotten economic conditions finally caught up with us," said Oglesby.

• AP: Hearst hopes Web-only Seattle P-I will turn a profit

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't believe it. It's just a "bargaining tactic with the unions." http://sfppc.blogspot.com/2009/02/hearst-threatens-to-close-chron.html

Anonymous said...

The previous poster misquoted the very item he cites. Hope "anonymous" doesn't report news for a living. ... And if it were a bargaining tactic, it's worked in cutting 150 jobs in editorial and sales as management moves on the Teamsters.

Anonymous said...

I hear the average Teamster at the Chron (drivers, press operators, etc.) makes more than the average newsroom employee.