Saturday, March 7, 2009

Newspapers make move to online only

If the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stops publishing in print but stays alive in some form online — as now seems likely — it won't be the first daily newspaper to make the move.

Over the past 15 months, two failing Midwest papers have taken similar leaps.

On the last day of 2007, media giant E.W. Scripps shut down the shrinking Cincinnati Post and Kentucky Post, a zoned edition that served the city's Northern Kentucky suburbs.

A day later it launched KyPost.com, with a veteran Post editor as managing editor.

In Madison, Wis., the struggling afternoon Capital Times halted daily print publication last April and unveiled a beefed-up Web news operation. It also started two new weekly tabloid print publications.


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