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Seattle Paper on the Brink of Extinction

January 23, 2009
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SEATTLE—Unless a buyer is found, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is expected to let go all of its employees. In a letter to the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild—in accordance with the federal WARN Act—parent company Hearst Corp. notified employees that their jobs will end sometime between March 18 and April 1. The 117,000 daily circulation paper has a staff of 170. Hearst hired an investment banking firm to help identify a buyer for the paper.
 
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Robbin Yount - Posted on January 28, 2009
Don' give up ever. The loss of this paper would be tragic. We still need reporters and we need a publication available to the general public about our community.

I propose that the employees form a Non-Profit Company and buy the equipment and stay in business. This way everyone wins.
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Robbin Yount - Posted on January 28, 2009
Don' give up ever. The loss of this paper would be tragic. We still need reporters and we need a publication available to the general public about our community.

I propose that the employees form a Non-Profit Company and buy the equipment and stay in business. This way everyone wins.