TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Seattle Post-Intelligencer business reporters John Cook and Todd Bishop have left the paper — a big blow to its coverage of the top industry in the city — Â to go to the weekly business newspaper in Seattle, the Puget Sound Business Journal.
In an internal announcement, managing editor David McCumber wrote, “Todd Bishop and John Cook have left the paper, as of today. They are going to the Puget Sound Business Journal. Of course, we are sorry to see them go. We will move quickly to reshape our local tech coverage.”
Cook covered venture capital, and Bishop covered Microsoft. Each wrote blogs for the paper that were among its top traffic generators for the paper’s Web site.
Bishop had previously worked at the Puget Sound paper. In 2005, the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists gave his Microsoft blog a first-place award in the category of specialized weblogs. CNet News.com named it to the â€œBlog 100â€? list of top technology-related weblogs.
Cook he launched in 2001Â the P-Iâ€™s Venture Capital Notebook — an online resource for those in the startup and venture capital communities. The site — developed in conjunction with P-I online developer Mike Thompson — won a top prize from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2001.