Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When There's No Print Edition, Do Readers Flock to the Web?

Following the sagas that played out in Denver and Albuquerque, Seattle has become the latest market that can no longer support two major dailies. Hearst in January was forced to make a critical decision on what to do with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Kill the P-I altogether, or let it live online. It chose, of course, the latter — and March 17 marked the last day a Post-Intelligencer print edition would roll off its presses. But was this a terribly sad, or actually quite promising turning point?

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