Posts Tagged ‘news’

Seattle Post-Intelligencer blogs about its own sale, possible demise

January 11, 2009

The Seattle P-I is up for sale, according to the Seattle P-I.

If no buyer comes forward within 60 days from last Friday, January 9, 2009, the paper with the spinning globe on top of its building will become completely defunct or go web only.

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.

Like this post is doing right now.

Pfleger followup

June 4, 2008

Don’t know if any followup on Rev. Michael Pfleger will get much attention, but his boss, Cardinal of Chicago, has suspended him from duties at his church. According to Pfleger, he has received more than 3,000 threatening emails, including death threats.