Goodbye P-I; Nalder moves up at Hearst

UPDATED: News of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer after it stops the presses.
UPDATED: News of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer after it stops the presses.

The news that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's last day as a print newspaper would be March 17, 2009, set the wires humming. Now the headlines are about those who are surviving, such as this bit of news about reporter Eric Nalder, who will move up in the Hearst ranks.

Earlier in the week we closed out the last-day coverage here with a link from P-I editorial cartoonist David Horsey, writing about his globe-trotting.


Seattle Weekly offers up a special cocktail for the occasion.

A classic from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Wikipedia was updated the minute the news was public, and again in order to make the P-I entry start with the new description of it as "an online newspaper."

P-I Reporter Mike Lewis does it with humor, history — and love. His lead:

They drank and detonated, married and remarried, and remarried. They smoked pot on the roof, ushered women into the newsroom and, much later, cigarettes and booze out. They swore and typed and quit and typed and rescinded and typed and risked their lives, jobs and relationships for the pleasure, pressure and paycheck earned from a daily newspaper.

Seattle Times on the 'Last deadline' of its rival.

'Who feared us?' by P-I Managing Editor David McCumber.

'Memories' links in the P-I.

Joel Connelly on the online future.

Eli Sanders on SLOG.

From Monday:

The P-I itself had this to say.

The Seattle Times weighed in.

Jack Shafer, Press Box columnist at Slate.

From the Society for News Design.

From the New York Times.

From Daily Beast.

From longtime P-I columnist Jon Hahn's Newsosaur blog.

Bloomberg's Greg Bensinger.

Phuong Le at Huffington Post.

A McClatchy reporter interviews Sen. Patty Murray. Her brother worked at the P-I.

Media Watch at Real Clear Politics.

Puget Sound Business Journal's Greg Lamm filed this story.

Editor & Publisher pulled these remarks into one piece.

SLOG posted the news here and will be updating.

From Gawker.

Stay tuned for updates.


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