Hearst still doesn’t know what it will do with the Seattle Post Intelligencer, but it has told employees of that paper that next week may be their last on the job.
Hearst’s deadline to sell the paper was Monday. With no buyers in sight, the company notified its roughly 170 employees that the paper could shut down any time. According to Reuters, Hearst is still looking for a buyer, but if it doesn’t materialize, the paper could shut down… or go digital.
A Post Intelligencer story cites the paper’s publisher saying Hearst will announce its decision on which way to go next week.