Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The print P-I was irreverent and unpredictable, a long-shot survivor from the start. It persisted through 11 moves, and more than 17 owners. It didn't miss an edition when its building burned to the ground along with its press in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. It outlived some 20 scrappy competitors before the turn of the 20th century, an era described by Clarence Bagley, one of its 19th century owners, as a time when newspapers "lived hard and died easy."
But it couldn't endure the firestorm of the Internet. And in the end, it wouldn't outlast its long headlock with The Seattle Times.