The Seattle P-I is up for sale, according to the Seattle P-I.
There’s an outside chance a family, company or organization could buy the P-I to increase its influence in Seattle or out of altruism, he said. That happened in San Francisco and Philadelphia. But the odds of that happening would be higher if the P-I were the only paper in town, …
Here’s a thought:
Tim Pilgrim, a journalism professor at Western Washington University, suggested that the P-I staff buy the paper and run it at a lesser profit than Hearst requires — perhaps assisted by a wealthy patron such as Bill Gates or Paul Allen.
“If this kind of profit-driven killing of legitimate news sources keeps happening, the online ‘news’ outlets that repackage P-I and other newspaper content will be out of news and only have opinion (blogging, etc.) to post,” Pilgrim wrote in an e-mail.
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