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hutch0
Date: 2009-03-17 15:25
Subject: news of the world
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It's with some sadness that I learn of the demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which today publishes its final print edition before moving to an entirely web-based format - the largest US paper to do so, at least so far.
Apart from being 146 years old, which isn't too shabby for a newspaper, the P-I was also the source of much information from The Islands Of Lost Feet.
Now, I have to admit that the end of the P-I's print edition won't make very much difference to me - I've only ever read it online anyway - but it's certainly symptomatic of a chill wind that's blowing through print journalism. Hearst's decision to wrap up the P-I print operation comes only a couple of weeks after the Rocky Mountain News folded, and things are by no means sunny at once-unassailable publications like the Chicago Tribune.
Things are no better on this side of the pond. Regional journalism is taking a mauling and there's a huge feeling of uncertainty even in the Nationals.
There is intense debate about the causes and possible solutions, but I'll leave the last word to P-I columnist Bill Virgin and his impassioned take on what's going on.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-03-17 19:00 (UTC)
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Ominous and sad.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-03-17 22:46 (UTC)
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It is indeed. How're you feeling?
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-03-18 00:39 (UTC)
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Recovering slowly from this mean-assed flu. Thanks for asking, Hutch.

How're things yours and Bogna's way? And how is Kuron doing? I haven't read anything about him in almost a month. I hope he's all right.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-03-20 23:09 (UTC)
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I'm glad you're starting to feel better; a bad bout of flu is the last thing you need, on top of everything else right now.
We're scraping along as usual. Kuron too; I'll post a State Of The Cat soon. Bless you for asking.
Big Hugs.
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User: realthog
Date: 2009-03-18 13:29 (UTC)
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You might want to look at this, too: http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkable/
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-03-18 22:59 (UTC)
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I read this a few days ago and wanted to link to it, but I couldn't remember the guy's name and couldn't find it again. I mean, it's an easy name to forget, right?
Great article.
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