Final days of the Seattle P-I: View from the business desk
Joseph Tartakoff, a former business reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which closed its print edition earlier this month, writes about the paper’s final days from his vantage point of the business news department.
Tartakoff writes, “The announcement was spun as the first paper to make the transition to an all-digital daily. Nevermind that the site left behind would be a skeleton of its former self. The new editor in charge would not respond to questions when I asked her for a story about the transition intended to run in the final print-edition. Instead, she posted her own, unfiltered thoughts online.
“Those staying behind started to fret about their new, all-encompassing beats. (Want to write about Boeing and Microsoft and Amazon, companies that previously each were covered by separate reporters? Anyone? Anyone?)
“Those of us who were not part of the new Web site celebrated with whiskey and beer. I packed a box.”
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