Vets of the recently folded print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer will be launching their new venture on Tuesday, April 14, according to reporter Kathy Mulady. Mulady relayed the news while attending the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition monthly meeting in Ballad on Saturday, April 11. The launch of Seattlepostglobe.org is timed to coincide with the Seattle Mariners season home opener and will feature work by former P-I sports writers like the brilliant Art Thiel who is freelancing since the paper's closure, including for the P-I's own Web effort, Seattlepi.com.
The group is working out of offices at the KCTS studios for the next few months and is scrambling to get everything in place for the launch (like libel insurance). KPLU-FM, the public radio station, is also looking at being part of a cooperative entity that would share news resources, according to an interview of the Seattlepostglobe.org's Kery Murakami in an interview at TechNewsWorld. They're looking at a non-profit model that would include donations and grant funding.