The landscape of news consumption continues to shift with more breaking headlines today. Announcing that Tuesday, March 17 will be the final print edition of its paper, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer will look to share news entirely through the Internet. The move leaves the Seattle Times as the city’s lone traditional-print newspaper, a trend spreading across many U.S. cities that still have competing print news sources. Less competition, however, is still leaving the papers left in business with a long road of work ahead.
A similar scenario is playing out with the once-defunct Rocky Mountain News. A group of investors and former staff members of the Denver-based paper are looking to fill a quota of 50,000 paying subscribers to get their new online news service off the ground.
In the New York Times article covering the P.I.’s new future, Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst’s newspaper division, states the following:
“We clearly believe we are in a period of innovation and experimentation, and that’s what this new SeattlePI.com represents.”
Meanwhile, we are still pouring resources into 22Local. The times are a-changing.