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Another Liberal Newspaper Bites The Dust?

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The Seattle Times is looking for someone to invest and buy their newspaper or it will have to close its doors. Where’s George Soros or Congress when another liberal bastion fails?

Seattle is one of two major cities on the verge of losing its second daily newspaper as the industry tries to pull out of a tailspin brought on by falling circulation and advertising revenue. Denver’s Rocky Mountain News recently put itself up for sale in the face of steep losses and could close if a buyer isn’t found soon.

Hearst said it is not considering buying The Seattle Times, the city’s other daily paper, which has handled non-news functions for the P-I since 1983 under a federally approved joint operating agreement. Hearst has owned the P-I since 1921, and the paper has had operating losses since 2000, including $14 million last year.

The mood in the P-I newsroom was grim.

“People are kind of depressed. There’s some crying,” said Candace Heckman, P-I breaking news editor who has worked at the paper since 2000.

C’est la vie.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

January 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm

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