The concept started with laid-off Denver Rocky Mountain News employees, after that newspaper was shut down. They created InDenverTimes.com. Now, former Seattle Post-Intelligencer staffers are planning on launching the Seattle Post Globe… online.
I have to say… their logo is cute, although I don’t know if that’s the sentiment they were trying to inspire. I get it… a new beginning, a play on the old logo. And just like the Denver folks, they’re counting on financial support from the reading community.
A welcome letter states why the laid-off workers have embarked on this journey: “we’re forging on because we believe newspaper-quality journalism needs to continue even as newspapers close.”
The Seattle Post Globe is teaming up with KCTS public television and the Seattle Weekly: “Ultimately, we’re exploring creating a combined news organization based on the idea that distributing information should be not just for profit,” writes Kery Murakami, one of the project leaders.
Gilbert Arias, a photographer from the now defunct print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is part of the staff of this new online venture.