Entries tagged with “Seattle PI”.


Those bright guys over at TechFlash, my former colleagues Todd Bishop and John Cook, have set up a news feed that puts the far-flung Seattle P-I reporters back together in a virtual way. It’s a real-time feed combining stories from the new Post Globe with blog posts from journalists like investigative reporter Andrew Schneider and art critic Regina Hackett and even rhyming tweets from former editorial page editor Mark Trahant. They also bring into the fold our few colleagues who remain at the online pi.com, as well as their own TechFlash posts. 

I love it, and I have to echo what Todd wrote: “Of course, it’s not exactly the same as the real thing. But it is pretty cool to see everyone on the same page again.”

You can check it out and “subscribe” here.

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Image courtesy www.cakespy.com

Image courtesy www.cakespy.com

 

I’ve craved a piece of original Cakespy art since the first time I saw Jessie Oleson’s dessert-centric work. It took until last month, though, when I saw this “goodbye Seattle P-I” piece, that I knew I’d made my pick. The framed original has a prime spot on the shelf by my home computer right now. But, in a piece of brighter news, what’s coming to my screen these days is the “Seattle Post Globe,” a new Seattle news site by former Seattle P-I reporters, photographers, editors, and (thank you, whatever deity oversees newspapers) copy editors.  Along with names from the  pre-shutdown P-I staff of 2009, I’m also thrilled to see the return of old colleagues like Jane Hadley and Neil Modie, who spent decades afflicting the comfortable, spurning easy PR answers in favor of digging out the hard truth, and generally working on behalf of the little guys — which I take to include all of us. 

Read all about ‘em here. (And remember, if you’re looking for a P-I journalist whose name you don’t see there, we have a listing here of how to find them.)

I’ll always miss the old P-I, but when I see an invitation like this — “Let us be your advocates” — it makes me want to commission a new piece of happier Cuppie art.

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After just a few days on this site, I can’t say how happy I’ve been to see so many readers from my days at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer join me here. Many of my former colleagues — although I still think of them as just plain colleagues — also have their own blogs and websites and other journalism projects in the works. Here’s a link to see where you can find Andrew Schneider still investigating food safety, Cecelia Goodnow still writing about children’s books, Gene Stout covering music, Meryl Schenker showcasing her photojournalism skills, and many more. Other sites are under construction, and I’ll add them as they go live.

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