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Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on March 18, 2009

Yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer put out its last print edition. The paper will live on as a Web-only publication, much down-sized and a shadow of its former self.

Today, the Union-Tribune, my employer, announced that it had been sold to Platinum Equity and would be managed by the Black Press out of Canada.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale price was about $50 million. Confirming that had I won the MegaMillions lotto when the pot was at $220 million a few weeks back, I would've bought the paper.

Currently, I still have a job and will continue to have a job at least until the sale is finalized in three to six weeks. After that...

On an unrelated journalistic note: I am not on the JournoList which sounds a whole lot like the SPJ-L listserv before it died nearly five years ago.

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They don't want states, SCOTUS (at least not one that protects individual rights) or Senate. They want direct national control--& they want corporations to help implement policies & shut down expression that threatens them. I just wish they knew the definition of "fascist"

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