PubliCola Talks with PI Editor David McCumber

By Sandeep Kaushik January 26, 2009

I had a long conversation on Thursday with Seattle Post-Intelligencer Managing Editor David McCumber about the possible closure of the P-I
and the perilous state of the local media. I have not had a chance to write it up yet—should have something here shortly.

But one thing that struck me was his concern that even if the P-I
disappears, the Times might still not survive. I asked him if he thought both papers could go under this year. "It's very possible," he replied. ""It would be tragic, but it certainly is possible. The dominos could end up falling that way."

I'll post about the rest of my interview with McCumber soon. [Editor's Note. Sandeep's not all that with deadlines. Don't expect this today.]

In the meantime, there are rumors of more Seattle Times layoffs. See NewsJunkie.
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