An Insider's View
March 27, 2009 7:54 AM   Subscribe

"The newsroom collectively screamed—via a chain of famous quotes with not too subtle undertones that staffers e-mailed out to the all-staff list. We designated a dog as the employee of the month." An Insider's View: The Strange Final Days Of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. There's a loss of dignity when you lose your job. Those who stayed at the online PI faced a different indignity. And what to do with thousands of newspaper racks.

At the recently concluded SXSW, Steven Berlin Johnson gave a speech about Old Growth Media and the Future of News. There is also a video of his talk.
posted by netbros (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Very interesting. Hearst fucking bites. Thanks for these.
posted by Curry at 9:09 AM on March 27, 2009

That Simon interview is brilliant Artw, thanks very much.
posted by WPW at 9:42 AM on March 27, 2009

I really don't see how the PI closing is Hearst's fault. That paper has been hemorrhaging money for years. I am just shocked Hearst kept chuking good cash down that pit for as long as they did.
posted by Riemann at 10:20 AM on March 27, 2009

My "fuck you, Hearst" comment was mostly regarding their drug testing policy.
posted by Curry at 4:27 PM on March 28, 2009

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