A bold experiment: Seattle takes first major metro paper online

Hearst is shutting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer down as a printed newspaper, with its last edition Tuesday, and becoming the first major media company to convert a metropolitan daily newspaper into an online only edition.

Larry Kramer points out the upside of the Seattle paper’s end on The Daily Beast: “If Hearst is right, they will prove that an online local news operation can be a good business. Even if they fail at this attempt, we will learn from their efforts.”