Friday, March 6, 2009

The First Newspaper to Go Online-Only?

It looks like Hearst will soon stop publishing the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a print newspaper, and reduce it to an online-only publication -- with a staff of 20.

The surviving staffers will have their salaries cut, and their benefits (accrued severance and vacation, health insurance) will be lost or diminished. This would be the first major metropolitan print daily to make the complete conversion to the Web. Presumably we'll see many more to follow this year. Details here.

2 comments:

daniel m (a/k/a Rant) said...

Ken,

Actually, there was a newspaper in Madison, WI that went online only in late 2007, from what I recall. The Seattle paper would be the first in a major market to go that route.

Cheers,

Dan Rosen

JGDomke said...

Lets not forget the Christian Science Monitor going to online only! - - -