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Seattle P-I shuts down on Tuesday

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will publish its last hard-copy issue on Tuesday, but will continue as an online source.

The news appeared, appropriately, on, where editor-publisher Roger Oglesby was quoted as saying: "Tonight we'll be putting the paper to bed for the last time. But the bloodline will live on."

The news story supplied some details about as "the leading news and information portal in the region":

The so-called "community platform" will feature breaking news, columns from prominent Seattle residents, community databases, photo galleries, 150 citizen bloggers and links to other journalistic outlets.

About 20 news gatherers and Web producers will stay on with, plus another 20 newly hired advertising sales staff. The publisher will stick around through the transition period, but does not expect to be part of the ongoing online operation.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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