Seattle Paper Poised to Switch to Online-Only

Paper to quit printing if no buyer is found by March 10
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2009 3:50 AM CST
A man exits the offices of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in Seattle.    (AP Photo/Marcus R. Donner)
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(Newser) – Hearst publishing is pressing forward with plans to make the Seattle Post-Intelligencer an online-only newspaper, staffers say. The company—which has said the paper will quit publishing if no buyer is found by March 10—has made "provisional offers" to a few reporters selected to take part in the online edition. The news is the latest blow to the battered industry. The Rocky Mountain News shut down last week after 149 years in business.
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