Former Seattle PI staffers: Where are they now?

Posted on January 20, 2011


In March, 2009, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last print product. While some of the newspaper’s employees stayed on to manage the website, 140 staffers lost their jobs. A former PI-er took a survey of former employees six months after Hearst Corp. closed the PI’s print publication days to see how they were faring. Now, after 18 months since the last print edition came out, he/she gets back in touch with the former employees again to get an update via their blog entitled “Safety Net.” It seems things are a bit better, but 20 percent of respondents are still on unemployment and a staggering two-thirds of those who found work in the journalism industry are making less (some as much as 25 percent less) than they were at PI. We highly recommend reading this blog post. It’s insightful.

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