Seattle Post-Intelligencer may end print version


In what is becoming a common trend, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer seems to be planning a move to online-only publication. This shift, which could happen as soon as March 18, would make it the first major newspaper to go paperless. The Christian Science Monitor, which recently announced its own plans to go web-only, will not do so until April.

One of the first steps in the paper's switch to online-only would be a reduction of its news staff from 150 to about 20. At this point, the employees who are being let go seem to include all copy editors, editorial writers, designers, sports writers, and features writers. Those who are being offered positions on the online version are, by and large, under 40, web-savvy, and familiar with online content.